Description - Charlotte Bronte by Claire Harman
Now, on the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth, Claire Harman's landmark biography provides a bold new view of one of Britain's best loved writers, uncovering an inner life that touched the furthest extremes of human emotion.
Raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors, watching five beloved siblings sicken and die, haunted by unrequited love- Charlotte Bronte's life has all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired.
Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Bronte family. She pushed Emily to publish Wuthering Heights and took charge of their precarious finances when her feckless brother turned to opium. In Jane Eyre she introduced the world to a brand new kind of heroine, modelled on herself- quiet but fiercely intelligent, burning with passion and potential.
This is a truly gripping and illuminating account of one of our best-loved novelists.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
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Author Biography - Claire Harman
Claire Harman is the award-winning biographer of Sylvia Townsend Warner (1989), Fanny Burney (2000) and Robert Louis Stevenson (2005) and the author of the best-selling Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World (2009). She writes regularly for the literary press on both sides of the Atlantic and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006. Her most recent work is Charlotte Bronte: A Life.
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