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Charlotte Brontë - Author

About the Author

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

Other books by Charlotte Brontë

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2021

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: 05/04/2021

An illustrated adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic - at an easy-to-read level for readers of all ages! Plain and poor, Jane Eyre has always been treated unkindly. Her aunt and cousins despise her, and her school is cruel. One day, Jane sets out on her own to be a governess at Thornfield. Here Jane meets Mr Rochester, the serious master of the house. And there is a strange, eerie laughter coming from the attic ... About The Complete Bronte Sisters Children's Collection: From the haunted Yorkshire moors to the towering battlements of Thornfield Hall, experience the Bronte sisters' famous stories of love, self-discovery and family feuds. Adapted and illustrated for children aged 7+.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (A Romantic Story) Annotated Edition

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (A Romantic Story) Annotated Edition

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

British Classics. Jane Eyre

British Classics. Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte, Clement K Shorter, Marie-Michelle Joy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2021

Villette

Villette

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Shirley

Shirley

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Villette

Villette

Author: Charlotte Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

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. Eine Autobiographie

Jane Eyre. Eine Autobiographie

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

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