Charlotte Bronte

A Fiery Heart
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: DD22175
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681680385
Narrator/s: Corrie James
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Charlotte BrontE famously lived her life in a parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and creative siblings. Claire Harman's biography transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to rebellion and ambition. Drawing on letters unavailable to previous biographers, Harman depicts Charlotte's inner life with absorbing, novelistic intensity. She seizes upon a moment in Charlotte's adolescence that ignited her determination: while working at a school in Brussels, Charlotte fell in love with her married professor, a man who treated her as "nothing special." She channeled her torment into her first novel and resolved to bring it to the world's attention.Jane Eyre set London abuzz with speculation: Who was this fiery author demanding love and justice for her plain heroine? Charlotte BrontE's blazingly intelligent women with hidden passions would transform English literature.Charlotte BrontE is a groundbreaking view of the beloved writer as a young woman ahead of her time. Shaped by Charlotte's lifelong struggle to claim love for herself, Harman's richly insightful biography offers readers many of the pleasures of BrontE's own work.


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Charlotte Bronte
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Product Number:DD22175
Product Number:Z100015829

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Author(s): Claire Harman
Narrator(s): Corrie James
Product Number Z100015829
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681680392
Author(s): Claire Harman
Product Number EB00612793
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307962096

Professional reviews

"The Bront‘ sisters have been required reading on any number of school syllabi over the years, with Charlotte often a cornerstone for her revered novel JANE EYRE. This audiobook, then, will certainly become a favorite among a variety of fans, conjuring up memories of Rochester and Jane and their challenged romance. Corrie James's performance of this biography is expertly rendered, with a lovely mix of unbridled enthusiasm and reserved gravitas. She shares the various anecdotes of Bront‘ history with enough emotional investment to keep listeners engaged and yet sufficient seriousness to keep the narrative grounded in fact. All in all, this is an interesting audiobook for Bront‘ aficionados, who will be riveted by both the details and James's performance. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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