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  • Published: 29 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241963685
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

Charlotte Brontë

A Life




The definitive biography of a beloved British novelist published on her 200th anniversary

Raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors, watching five beloved siblings sicken and die, haunted by unrequited love: Charlotte Brontë'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 Brontë 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 the definitive biography of one of Britain's best loved writers.

  • Published: 29 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241963685
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

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