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by Jane Sellars
Charlotte Bronte won great fame with her semi-autobiographical novels Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor. Her life story is almost as well-known as the history of her most popular herione, from her bereaved yet extraordinarily creative childhood in a bleak Yorkshire parsonage to her early death just months into a happy marriage to her father's curate. Few writ ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published April 14th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published October 1st 1997)
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Jul 04, 2013 Laura Phelps rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I love Charlotte Bronte, and have been meaning to pick up a biography on her for a while. I did enjoy this one, and am glad that I read this plain and straightforward little book before reading anything too exaggerated. It was comforting to know that her Father wasn't as horrid as is usually accredited to him, and knowing more about Charlotte's life has really made me look at her already loved literature in a new light. This is the first time I've read a biography purely for pleasure, and I love ...more