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Complete Novels Of Charlette & Emily Brontë

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  2,406 ratings  ·  29 reviews

Charlotte Brontë's four novels - the archetypal romance Jane Eyre, the turbulent 'Condition of England' novel Shirley and the revealingly autobiographical The Professor and Vilette - have long been established as classics of English fiction, as has Emily Brontë's astonishing masterpiece of romantic fiction, Wuthering Hei
Hardcover, 1185 pages
Published December 12th 1988 by Random House Value Publishing (first published January 1st 1920)
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La Mala
Jun 08, 2015 La Mala is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
NOTA: Este tesoro precioso (precioso!!) me regaló my brother... para que olvide este episodio de nuestras vidas, supongo XD
I stuck to Wuthering Heights this time. I was due for a re-read of it, and I recalled absolutely loving it as a teen, reading it over and over. Such deep tragedy - and perhaps now that I've experienced so much of my own at this point, I found that it was more disturbing this time around than romantic, more sad than melancholy, more tragic than anything else. I think when I was younger, death was more of a concept than a reality, so the idea of the eternal after-death love of Catherine and Heathc ...more
Jen (Fefferbooks)
Dec 09, 2008 Jen (Fefferbooks) marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
You know, I've read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, both of which are in this book, but none of the rest of Charlotte's works. One of these days I need to get around to that.
10/2 I am giving myself a break from this series becuase I just can't seem to get into Shirley - I know little about the industrial revolution in turn of the century England and this book is thick with references to the political goings on during this era. Maybe I can study the history first and then I'll understand what the heck Bronte is writing about.

9/21 - Second book in the Series: Wuthering Heights - 4 stars. Sigh, how to begin a review of one of the most read books by Bronte. This book is
S. Sigerson
Why are certain books readable over and over again? Why do we seem to see more in them each time? Learn things each time we didn't realize were there?

The Brontes are in this class. It's a depth of insight, observation, feeling, ... about life, about people, the self, the world, the universe ... which, in a lifetime of reading, I've been fortunate to find in just a few authors.
Laura Ansley
I own this book - this edition, actually, and I have to say it's a wonderful thing to have on my shelf. It's lovely, and big!!

Jane Eyre is one of my all-time-favorite books. I could pick it up and start reading anywhere.

Villette was incredibly sad, but I really, really liked it. The story drew me in and I had to know how it would end.

Wuthering Heights is just a strange, strange novel about pathetic, selfish, people. It's tragic how they ruined their lives because they were so self-absorbed. I
Felicia Latoya Brown
I've read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and will be moving on to Shirley. It's been interesting to see the difference between the sisters' writing. Though both have written the "hero" as a very dark, mysterious, and somewhat cruel man, they have both also included the reasoning behind the actions of these men...what pushed them to this extreme. Anyway, this was definitely one of the good gifts I received from my sister. She decided to get me a book one year after seeing a bag I owned that said ...more
I bought this book because my daughter had to read Jane Eyre for school, and I decided I would read it along with her. I ended up purchasing this collection of all the works by Charlotte and Emily Bronte. My daughter found Jane Eyre very hard to read and hated the book when it was over. I enjoyed Jane Eyre and then went on to read Wuthering Heights. I did not enjoy Wuthering Heights as much. It just seems such a dark story.

I'm currently reading Shirley, and so far have not been able to get into
Sep 22, 2009 Karen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Heidee
Recommended to Karen by: high school reading assignment
Shelves: pre-1974
All the Bronte books have always fascinated me. There is a new BBC version of the movie on PBS right now that puts Heathcliff in a whole new light. Maybe the way we've always pictured Heathcliff isn't who Emily really created.

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A book shouldn't be judged by the pretty picture on the cover, right? Jane was always the perfect heroine to read about when I wanted to be a little spooked.
So far I've read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. I love Jane Eyre She is one of my favorite characters in all of literature. This is one of my would-read-again books. Wuthering Heights was a little disturbing and not at all what I expected from vague references on TV, etc. I didn't like it very much although the writing was of course excellent. Too dark for my taste.
I read this book as a teenager and loved it. I think my mom gave it to me as she'd had it when she was young. The only downside I would say, is that about two thirds of the way through the story does seem to get a bit lost and slightly boring but it soon picks up and keeps you turning pages till the end!
Nick Black
Nov 14, 2008 Nick Black marked it as own-might-read  ·  review of another edition
Yet another excellent value from this line purchased back in halcyon youth working in the Media Play book department. I've only read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre from this, so I'm not really in a position to rate it.

Where's lonely Acton Bell in all of this, I ask?
I struggled with reading this story. It just seemed so dark and I didn't like how every relationship was a bad match. I kept hoping that something good would happen but it never really did happen. Don't know that I would read it again.
Frances Bell
I love delving into the writing of a bygone time. Jane Eyre has been a favourite since I was about 9 years old - I keep this on my shelves and re-read it from time to time
Oct 14, 2008 Jewell rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Annie, Betsy, Sharon, Rosie
I have only read WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE. I hope to read the others in the next few weeks. Have any of you read SHIRLEY or VILLETTE or THE PROFESSOR?
Kathy Stone
I really enjoyed reading these novels. I had only read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights prior to checking this volume out at my local library.
I've read several stories out of these books, and they are great. Jane Eyre was the greatest story that came out of these authors though!
Just finished and it was absolutely awesome. I loved Jane Eyre and I felt that Wuthering Height had a most satisfying ending!
I stopped reading this to read another book for Book Club and couldn't get back into it. I didn't finish - I couldn't!
Linda Horn
I have read all of these. Great books. I first picked up Jane Eyre in 6th grade. I read it three times that year.
My favorite gothic novel. I'm not sure why by the darkness of the story and the angst of the characters interest me.
got this book from an old book shop in a village for a pittance. an amazing feeling to have this gilded copy.
I loved this book!!!!!!! I love it how Mr. Rochester compared himself to 'the Vulcan'!
Didn't do anything for me. Tedious, slow and unlikeable characters.
I enjoyed Wide Sargasso Sea much more.
Beautifully haunting stories.
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Charlotte Brontë was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. See also Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë.

Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Brontë (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell. In April 1820 the fam
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