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Charlotte Brontë: a fiery heart

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Charlotte Bront famously lived her life in a parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and creative siblings. Claire Harman's biography transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to rebellion and ambition. Drawing on letters unavailable to previous biographers, Harman depicts Charlotte's inner life with absorbing, novelistic intensity. She seizes upon a moment in Charlotte's adolescence that ignited her determination: while working at a school in Brussels, Charlotte fell in love with her married professor, a man who treated her as "nothing special." She channeled her torment into her first novel and resolved to bring it to the world's attention.Jane Eyre set London abuzz with speculation: Who was this fiery author demanding love and justice for her plain heroine? Charlotte Bront 's blazingly intelligent women with hidden passions would transform English literature.Charlotte Bront is a groundbreaking view of the beloved writer as a young woman ahead of her time. Shaped by Charlotte's lifelong struggle to claim love for herself, Harman's richly insightful biography offers readers many of the pleasures of Bront 's own work.
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Grouping Titlecharlotte bronte a fiery heart
Grouping Authorclaire harman
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-30 04:16:53AM
Last Indexed2020-10-30 04:45:39AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781681680385

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display_description"A groundbreaking biography that places an obsessive, unrequited love at the heart of the writer's life story, transforming her from the tragic figure we have previously known into a smoldering Jane Eyre. Famed for her beloved novels, Charlotte Brontë has been known as well for her insular, tragic family life. The genius of this biography is that it delves behind this image to reveal a life in which loss and heartache existed alongside rebellion and fierce ambition. Harman seizes on a crucial moment in the 1840's when Charlotte worked at a girls' school in Brussels and fell hopelessly in love with the husband of the school's headmistress. Her torment spawned her first attempts at writing for publication, and he haunts the pages of every one of her novels--he is Rochester in Jane Eyre, Paul Emanuel in Villette. Another unrequited love--for her publisher--paved the way for Charlotte to enter a marriage that ultimately made her happier than she ever imagined. Drawing on correspondence unavailable to previous biographers, Claire Harman establishes Brontë the heroine of her own story, one as dramatic and triumphant as one of her own novels"--
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Brontë, Charlotte, -- 1816-1855
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD)
Women authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Women authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_displayCharlotte Brontë : a fiery heart
title_fullCharlotte Brontë : a fiery heart / Claire Harman
Charlotte Brontë [sound recording] : a fiery heart / Claire Harman
Charlotte Brontë A Fiery Heart
title_shortCharlotte Brontë
title_suba fiery heart
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Biography & Autobiography
Brontë, Charlotte
Literary Criticism
Novelists, English
Women authors, English