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Charlotte Bronté 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, with extracts, by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre (Classics Illustrated) by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre (Classics Illustrated)
Charlotte Bronte
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. Classics Illustrated - A wonderful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2009
Jane Eyre : The Graphic Novel - Original Text by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre : The Graphic Novel - Original Text
Charlotte Bronte
A graphic novel of the classic story of Jane Eyre. The illustrations are beautiful and evocative and bring to life one of our favourite classics. The Classical Comic series acts as an aid to understanding the text of some of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2008
Jane Eyre : The Graphic Novel - Quick Text by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre : The Graphic Novel - Quick Text
Charlotte Bronte
This is the full story of this classic story, written in quick modern English for a fast-paced read. The illustrations are beautiful and evocative and bring to life one of our favourite classics. The Classical Comic series acts as an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2008
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
One of Jeanette Winterson's favourite books. April 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. On My Bookshelf by Hilary Mantel... ‘I read Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre when I was very young and cared less about the love story than...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 29/06/2006

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