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Daphne: A Novel
3.27
it was ok
Similar setup to A.S. Byatt's Possession: modern day scholars obsessed with dead authors, literary mystery of the past to unravel, lots of corresponde ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 25, 2009
 
Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontës
3.92
liked it
When I first heard about this book several years ago, I thought, "Wow, a biographical novel about the Brontës--what a cool idea!" Though I enjoyed the ...more
Mar 2009
Dec 16, 2008
 
Jane Rochester
2.80
did not like it
Well, I'm embarrassed to admit that I read this, but I will own up to it in an attempt to save others from the same fate. (In my defense, I was trying ...more
Nov 2002
Jul 08, 2008
 
Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics)
4.00
liked it
This book drinks deep from the well of Jane Eyre, even referencing it head-on. As much as I love that in a book, it also invites comparisons. This boo ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects
3.96
it was ok
Call me crazy, but I really thought a book called "The Brontë Cabinet" would spend more than one sentence talking about the Brontë Cabinet. It wasn't ...more
Oct 23, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
 
The Brontes' Christmas
3.00
it was ok
I bought it because I found it for under a dollar, and I can't say it was worth more.

The main problem is, as the author mentions in the first pages, t
...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
3.90
it was ok
Wowzer. If you thought the characters in Wuthering Heights were overly violent, unpleasant, and responsible for their own miseries, then I recommend t ...more
Mar 2009
Aug 17, 2007
 
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
3.59
liked it
Given my deep and abiding love for Jane Eyre, it will surprise approximately no one that I have a lot of feelings and opinions about it. And one of th ...more
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
 
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë
4.05
did not like it
Maybe one day I'll stop reading every Brontë-related work of fiction that I hear about, since I usually hate them. Unfortunately, I haven't learned ye ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte
3.68
liked it
An exercise for the reader who has a passing familiarity with both the life of Branwell Brontë and the writing of Daphne du Maurier: just imagine for ...more
May 22, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Life of Charlotte Bronte
3.88
it was amazing
After her first meeting with Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell wrote the following in a letter to a friend:

"She and I quarrelled & differed abou
...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
Shirley
3.71
really liked it
Well, for my 500th read book on goodreads, I decided to pick something that I'd been saving for a while, and I settled on Shirley, which was the last ...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
The Persons And Places Of The Brontë Novels
4.00
really liked it
A huge debt of gratitude to the long-dead, comically-named Herbert E. Wroot for this amazing guide.

If, for some reason, you want to map all the ficti
...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Sloane Hall
3.23
liked it
This book is a romance novel-y reworking of Jane Eyre, set in Los Angeles in 1929, during the transition from silent movies to talkies. I read it for ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë (The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë #1)
3.23
did not like it
Ludicrously awful...one of the worst things I've read. I knew before picking it up that it might be disastrous, but I also thought it had the potentia ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
it was amazing
Yes, I love this book. It's like nothing else I've ever read. It holds up well to multiple readings. Its tone is silly and irreverent without being do ...more
Aug 2001
Jun 12, 2007
 
Becoming Jane Eyre
3.25
it was ok
Somewhat dull, and some of the characterizations rubbed me the wrong way (like Patrick being a total jerk and borderline perving on Charlotte. Yikes!) ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
Here on Earth
3.68
did not like it
Deeply horrible, with unrealistic, unlikeable characters. Wuthering Heights has never been my favorite Brontë novel, but seeing how badly this knock-o ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
Tales of the Islanders
3.00
liked it
For Brontë fanatics only. I mean, of course I love the fact that the Brontë sibs were writing Mary Sue fan fiction about the Duke of Wellington at age ...more
Aug 27, 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
The Brontës
4.15
I'm not reading this 1000-page book straight through...right now I'm just picking through sections at will. Impressively thorough so far!
not set
Mar 29, 2009
 
Agnes Grey
3.65
liked it
Plain and rather predictable, but nice.
Dec 02, 2009
Dec 01, 2009
 
The Professor
3.56
liked it
None
not set
Jun 12, 2007
 
The Taste of Sorrow
3.79
None
not set
Jan 18, 2011
 
Wuthering Heights
3.82
liked it
None
not set
Jun 26, 2007
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.56
it was ok
None
not set
Sep 26, 2007
 
Jane Steele
3.94
None
not set
Feb 17, 2016
 
Villette
3.74
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 12, 2007
 
Jane Eyre : The Official Broadway Edition
4.10
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 12, 2007
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