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The Brontës Complete Works

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The Bronte sisters made up one of the most well known literary families of all time. Collected in this giant book is the collective works of Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Bronte (along with their father Patrick Bronte).

Included in this edition: Agnes Grey, Jane Eyre, Cottage Poems, The Professor, Shirley, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette, Wuthering Heights and many others.
Kindle Edition, 4618 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by Delphi Classics (first published 1899)
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Fren
Sep 25, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shirley **** davvero una bella lettura. I protagonisti vengono introdotti lentamente, a romanzo già avviato e questo tiene alta l'attenzione del lettore, lettore che viene chiamato spesso in causa direttamente dalla voce narrante.
Villette *** non mi ha convinta al 100%, molto lento in alcune parti, molti i riferimenti religiosi. Lucy mi ha dato l'idea di essere una protagonista "passiva", semplice spettatrice degli eventi, sempre restia a prendere una posizione concreta. E' stata comunque
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Lois
Mar 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some excellent poetry from all the sisters, but I still think Anne's keen insight and honest narratives are much more engaging than those of her siblings. She truly is the best of the Brontes.
Laura
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is totally not the sort of book I would have picked up for myself, but was given it as a gift and I ended up being very pleasantly surprised. A good-for-me change of pace from my typical YA books!! Definitely liked Anne's poems best of the 3 sisters (and not just for her brevity)- was not a big fan of Charlotte's. There were several poems where I thought, wow these girls are eloquent AND sassy! "Stars," "Music on Christmas Morning," "The Doubter's Prayer" and "Lines Composed in a Wood on a ...more
Sabrisab
Di questa raccolta ho letto Agnes Grey di Anne Bronte.
Lyle Wiedeman
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful collection - particularly if you have a Kindle. I have not read *every* novel in here yet, but most of them now that they're all in one place.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a very early novel, exploring Victorian notions of marriage, morality, and duty.

The Professor is also an early novel, exploring issues of industry, self-determination, and marriage as partnership (not very romantic!)
Pam Holmes
Apr 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read all of Charlotte Brontes books and have read Wuthering Heights by Emily, but I had never read anything by Anne. I had the the chance to visit The child home of the Bronte siblings when I was in the UK last year and bought this book and literally devoured it. I loved the story, the characterizations, the symbolism, biblical references, etc. I highly recommend it. I gave it as a gift to a good friend and she couldn't put it down, either.
Tom Walsh
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” By Anne Bronte 1848
Joanne Tognarelli
I'd forgotten how "flowery" the language was but I did enjoy re-reading these classics.
Judy
Currently re-reading Jane Eyre, my fave book of all. I always know fall has arrived when I start reading Jane Eyre again...
Mark Carroll
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent collection of all the works published by the sisters. I came across the Bronte Sisters through Jane Eyer on Amazon Prime. I had long been a fan of Jane Austin, and think Charlotte Bronte came up as a suggested author. Well, what a treat that turned out to be! These women were very much pioneers in asserting themselves into a prohibited publishing world. Like Austin, they bring a fresh touch to novels and also help one to understand the plight of women in that age and society in general ...more
Hilary
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contained 7 works of the Bronte sisters and I could not resist rereading Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, 2 of my favourite books from my youth! I enjoyed reading Charlotte's, fairly autobiographical The Professor, for the first time but, it was Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte that I really enjoyed, I was impressed that her approach was more honest and less romantic than that of her sisters.
WhitneyMarie
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They beckoned to be re, reread. Read again. You cannot tell when one starts and the other ends as far as writer. How talented they were.
Angie Rhodes
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Beautiful and haunting
Graeme Couch
A classic

One of the classics it is good to read from time to time. A fine reminder of the rich heritage of human language and expression.
Asraa Haiyal
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book tells us more and more about the bronte sisters
Ana
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed Jane Eyre. Can't say the same for The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Dr.J.G.
Agnes Grey
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Jane Eyre:-


About a young girl with many misfortunes but a spirit of steel, who does not give up either hope or rectitude under the direst of circumstances, and grows up to be one of the most beloved heroines of English literature.
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Cottage
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Poems:-

Poems of Emily Bront
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Dr.J.G.
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane Eyre:-

About a young girl with many misfortunes but a spirit of steel, who does not give up either hope or rectitude under the direst of circumstances, and grows up to be one of the most beloved heroines of English literature.
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Villette: -

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The Professor:-

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Wuthering Heights:-


For many this epi
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Tracy Riva
The correct title of the book, as seen even on the photo of it for this edition is The Bronte Sisters Complete Novels Illustrated. It is a collection of the works of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Bronte. The only "work" missing is Charlotte Bronte's Emma. This is because she wrote only two chapters of the work before her death. The rest was finished posthumously by another author.

The Bronte Sisters Complete Novels Illustrated is a joy in that it has all of the sister's works together in one place. It allows for eas/>The
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Becky
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bronte, favorites
It's very interesting observing the personalities of the Bronte sisters via their poetry. It's reflected in their poetry that each one of them loved their home on the moors, was very spiritual, loved literature, & was a great writer. They were all so much all of these things that at times they seemed one and the same! However, you get a good glimpse of their differences as well. Emily seemed to be the natural poet - raw, close to home with her subject matter, so aware of the connection of ev ...more
Kate
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5* (I rated every poem then took the average! Yes I did!)

So in general, Anne writes about Nature, Emily writes about Death and Charlotte writes about all sorts! That's a massive generalization btw!

Overall, I preferred Emily & Anne's style of writing to Charlotte's, but my favourites include poems written by all three of them. Some of my favourites: 'Faith and Despondency' (Emily), 'Stars' (Emily), 'A Death Scene' (Emily), 'If This Be All' (Anne) and 'Life' (Charlott
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Rita
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Jane Eyre": https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
"Shirley", "Villette", "Il professore": https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
"Agnes Grey", "La signora di Wildfell Hall": https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
"Cime tempestose": https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Elle
Jan 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, not-owned
Not a shade on their novels, unfortunately. Many of the selected poems in this volume are too similar to one another, there is only a small pool of themes, and they do not touch on them with talent displayed in their novels.
Meg
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can see why Agnes Grey doesn't roll off one's tongue when one speaks of the Bronte's. The novel was good and well-written for the most part, but the plot and characters seem a bit prosaic in light of the other great masterpieces by the Brontes.
Christina
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so much I get lost in its pages
Rebecca Jane
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics-poetry
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection and am definitely interested in reading more of the Bronte's poetry.
Joy
Oct 28, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I would love to read this book.
Tieria's
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are still my favorites and I have separate editions of them, but this compilation is a welcome introduction to a remarkable family.
Anna Tulley
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Read: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The tenant of Wildfell Hall
Angie
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