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The Bronte Sisters
Emily Brontë
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The Bronte Sisters

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Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most popular works of English fiction. Although Charlotte Brontë's heroine is outwardly plain, she possesses an indomitable spirit, and great courage. Forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order which circumscribes her life when she becomes governess to the daughter of th ...more
Published October 1st 1980 by Popular Culture Ink
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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.
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
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.
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.
Currently re-reading Jane Eyre, my fave book of all. I always know fall has arrived when I start reading Jane Eyre again...
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
Di questa raccolta ho letto Agnes Grey di Anne Bronte.
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.

Villette: -


The Professor:-


Wuthering Heights:-

For many this epitomises a love story, as love really is. One may decid
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. I
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, 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 & 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 ...more
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' (Charlotte). I do much prefer the
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Jane Eyre":
"Shirley", "Villette", "Il professore":
"Agnes Grey", "La signora di Wildfell Hall":
"Cime tempestose":
Jan 27, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, 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.
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.
Joanne Tognarelli
I'd forgotten how "flowery" the language was but I did enjoy re-reading these classics.
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.
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.
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Emily Jane Brontë was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, being younger than Charlotte Brontë and older than Anne Brontë. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.

Emily was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire to Patrick Brontë
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“She had her own opinions on every subject, and kept steadily to them--very tiresome opinions they often were; as she was always thinking of what was right and what was wrong, and had a strange reverence for matters connected with religion, and an unaccountable liking to good people.” 2 likes
“The human heart is like india-rubber; a little swells it, but a great deal will not burst it. If "little more than nothing will disturb it, little less than all things will suffice" to break it. As in the outer members of our frame, there is a vital power inherent in itself that strengthens it against external violence. Every blow that shakes it will serve to harden it against a future stroke; as constant labour thickens the skin of the hand, and strengthens its muscles instead of wasting them away: so that a day of arduous toil, that might excoriate a lady's palm, would make no sensible impression on that of a hardy ploughman.” 2 likes
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