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Charlotte Brontë - Author

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Charlotte Brontë lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire.  The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors.  They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.

 

Once Charlotte’s informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwell’s art education.  Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didn’t like to be away from home for too long.  The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names – there was a lot of prejudice against women writers.  The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels.  Charlotte’s best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius.
 

Charlotte’s life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49.  She married her father’s curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.

Featured books by Charlotte Brontë

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

The story of the ill-fated love of Catherine Earnshaw for the dark and brooding Heathcliff is set on the bleak Yorkshire moors in the north of England. This edition is abridged by John Kennett, and contains notes, a glossary and a free audiobook. This book is considered by many to be the most passionate and original novel in English literature.Whether you are a student, or an English language learner, or just looking for something great to read in English, the Word Power English Readers are a series of novels with retold text that captures the best and key elements of the novels they are based on. They come with a free audio CD, character notes, a biography of the author, details about the time book was written, and a glossary of the less familiar words in each book. The level of the Readers is B2 and they are suitable for age 10+ because of the content of the novels. The audiobook is read by a British actor clearly and slowly to help those who speak English as a second language.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

Jane Eyre is a vivid and powerful novel, and tells the story of Jane, a cruelly abused orphan who is cast out by her aunt, and sent to a charity school. When she becomes a governess, in an austere mansion owned by Mr Rochester, Jane's life begins to change as she discovers the terrible secret her employer is hiding. This novel is one of the most read classic novels. This edition is retold by John Kennett, and contains the key elements of the story using the author's language.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2020

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Jane Eyre. Eine Autobiographie

Jane Eyre. Eine Autobiographie

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2020

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2020

Shirley

Shirley

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2020

Shirley

Shirley

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2020

The professor

The professor

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2020

Jane Eyre (Seasons Edition -- Summer)

Jane Eyre (Seasons Edition -- Summer)

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

A fine exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. * Now with bonus bookmark! It was quiet at the other end of the house; but I knew my way; and the light of the unclouded summer moon, entering here and there at passage windows, enabled me to find it without difficulty. Throughout the hardships of her childhood, Jane Eyre clings to a sense of self-worth, despite the maltreatment from those close to her. At the age of eighteen, sick of her narrow existence, Jane seeks work as a governess. The monotony of her new life at Thornfield Hall is derailed by the arrival of her peculiar and volatile employer, Mr. Rochester. A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre intrigues readers through the vigorous courage of Jane's voice, a forceful depiction of childhood injustice, an unflinching examination of the restraints placed upon women, and a worthy exploration into the complexities of both faith and passion. Jane Eyre (Seasons Edition--Summer) is one of four titles available in June 2020. The summer season also will include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Persuasion, and The Wonderland Collection.

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