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Charlotte Brontë: a fiery heart [electronic resource] / Claire Harman.

Charlotte Brontë: a fiery heart

Harman, Claire, author. (Author).
James, Corrie, narrator. (Added Author).
hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681680392 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1681680394 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 09 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Corrie James.
Summary, etc.:
Charlotte Bront'͡s life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. Like Jane Eyre she was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to brutally strict boarding school at a young age. Charlotte grew up and watched helpless as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Bront c͡lan remaining. And most fascinating and tragic of all, throughout her adult life she was haunted by a great and unrequited love - a love that tortured Charlotte but also inspired some of the most moving, intense and revolutionary novels ever written in the English language. Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Bront f͡amily. She encouraged her sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights when no-one else believed in her talent. She took charge of the family's precarious finances when her brilliant but feckless brother Branwell succumbed to opium addiction. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe to the bright lights of London, met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation (Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray), and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. And in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, Charlotte created brand new kinds of heroines, inspired by herself and her life, fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions. This beautiful produced, landmark biography is essential reading for every fan of the Bront f͡amily's writing, from Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. It is a uniquely intimate and complex insight into one of Britain's best loved writers. This is the literary biography of the year; if you loved Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens, this event is not to be missed.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
Women authors, English > 19th century > Biography.
Novelists, English > 19th century > Biography.
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