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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.

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte, Judith John Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Perhaps one of the most well-known books in the world, Jane Eyre follows the life of its eponymous orphaned protagonist. From her early life Jane is strong-willed, passionate and kind but comes up against a lot of struggles. She lives with her aunt and uncle during early childhood, where she suffers under her aunt's strict discipline before transferring to Lowood Institution. The story follows her life - through heartbreaks and joys, exploring women's rights, social criticism, madness and morality. Charlotte Bronte created a powerful and emotionally evocative novel that has lost none of its power since it's publication over 150 years ago.

The Professor

The Professor

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Bronte's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked as governesses sparked great controversy and social debate. Jane Eyre, Bronte's best-known novel, remains an extraordinary coming-of-age narrative, and one of the great classics of literature.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2019

Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! Throughout the hardships of her childhood - spent with a severe aunt and abusive cousin, and later at the austere Lowood charity school - Jane Eyre clings to a sense of self-worth, despite of her treatment from those close to her. At the age of eighteen, sick of her narrow existence, she seeks work as a governess. The monotony of Jane's new life at Thornfield Hall is broken up by the arrival of her peculiar and changeful employer, Mr Rochester. Routine at the mansion is further disrupted by mysterious incidents that draw the pair closer together but which, once explained, threaten Jane's happiness and integrity. A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre draws the reader in by the vigour of Jane's voice and the novel's forceful depiction of childhood injustice, of the restraints placed upon women, and the complexities of both faith and passion. The emotional charge of Jane's story is as strong today as it was more than 150 years ago, as she seeks dignity and freedom on her own terms. In this new edition, Juliette Atkinson explores the power of narrative voice and looks at the striking physicality of the novel, which is both shocking and romantic.

Jane Eyre (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Jane Eyre (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2019

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2019

Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester. However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors. Ultimately the grand passion of Jane and Rochester is called upon to survive cruel revelation, loss and reunion, only to be confronted with tragedy.

Jane Eyre (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Jane Eyre (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Jane Eyre Bronte Sisters Collection

Jane Eyre Bronte Sisters Collection

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2019

Die Geschwister von Acton Currer Bell Pseud.

Die Geschwister von Acton Currer Bell Pseud.

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Villette

Villette

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2019

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2019

The Professor

The Professor

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!' Meek, measured, but determined, Jane Eyre is a child born into unfortunate circumstances. Orphaned, mistreated by her cruel aunt and eventually sent away to boarding school, it is not until she becomes a governess at the grand and imposing Thornfield Hall that Jane begins to find happiness, becoming powerfully drawn to Mr Rochester, her brooding and stormy master. But strange and unnerving events have been occurring at Thornfield, and the demons of Rochester's past threaten to shatter everything Jane has grown to hold dear. Originally published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's best-known novel, a Gothic masterpiece of character and emotion.

Shirley

Shirley

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

Jane Eyre (Illustrated)

Jane Eyre (Illustrated)

Author: Charlotte Brontë Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2019

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