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(1816-1855) was an English novelist and poet. She was the oldest surviving daughter in her family and had two literary sisters, Anne and Emily. She is most famous for her novel,
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(1816-1855) was an English novelist and poet. She was the oldest surviving daughter in her family and had two literary sisters, Anne and Emily. She is most famous for her novel,
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  • Villette

    Villette
    Charlotte Brontë's final masterpiece powerfully portrays a woman struggling to reconcile love, jealousy, and a fierce desire for independence. Having fled a harrowing past in England, Lucy Snowe begins a new life teaching at a boarding school in the great capital of a foreign country. There, as she tries to achieve independence from both outer necessity and inward grief, she finds that her feelings for a worldly doctor and a dictatorial professor threaten her hard-won self-possession. Published in 1853, Charlotte Bronte's last novel was written in the wake of her grief at the death of her siblings. It has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as a striking modernity of psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness.

    Shirley

    Shirley
    Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, Shirley is an unsentimental yet passionate depiction of conflict among classes, sexes, and generations. Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert’s brother, an impoverished tutor. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled?

    The Professor

    The Professor
    The hero of Charlotte Bronte's first novel escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but manipulative Zoraide Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil in Reuter's school.

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre
    A masterpiece of nineteenth-century English Literature, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre follows the titular character as she attempts to rise from humble beginnings to find independence and love. Jane is a passionate and intelligent woman who struggles in life until she secures the job as governess for the wealthy, kind Edward Rochester. At Thornfield Hall, Rochester’s estate, Jane finds herself falling for her employer, and though the feelings are reciprocated, Rochester also has a terrible secret that threatens their future together. Jane Eyre is not only a classic romance, but has been praised for its penetrating depiction of Jane’s inner moral and intellectual struggles, and is still read widely to this day.

  • Jane Slayre

    Jane Slayre
    “ READER, I BURIED HIM . ” A timeless tale of love,  devotion . . . and the undead.   Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she’s meant to be. When she takes a job as a governess at a country estate, she falls head-over-heels for her new master, Mr. Rochester, only to discover he’s hiding a violent werewolf in the attic—in the form of his first wife. Can a menagerie of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating, savage creatures-of-the-night keep a swashbuckling nineteenth-century lady from the gentleman she intends to marry? Vampyres, zombies, and werewolves transform Charlotte Brontë’s unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure that will delight and terrify.   Featuring a Gallery Books Readers Guide

    Tales of the Islanders

    Tales of the Islanders
    When Charlotte’s brother Branwell was given a set of 12 toy soldiers, an entire new imaginary world opened before them. The Twelves, or Young Men, became a constant source of inspiration for the Brontë children, spawning tales of swashbuckling adventure, darkest intrigue, doomed romance, and malevolent spirits. The four volumes of tales collected here make delightful reading, while offering a unique insight into Brontë family life and Charlotte’s development as a writer.

    Jane Eyre Laid Bare

    Jane Eyre Laid Bare
    The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist
    Everyone is familiar with Charlotte Brontë's passionate, but restrained novel in which the plain, yet spirited governess Jane Eyre falls for the arrogant Mr. Rochester. It’s a novel that simmers with sexual tension but never quite reaches the boiling point. Which is to be expected. After all, the original was written in 1847.  That was then. This is now. And in JANE EYRE LAID BARE, author Eve Sinclair writes between the lines to chart the smoldering sexual chemistry between the long-suffering governess and her brooding employer. When an eager and curious Jane Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall her sexual desires are awakened. Who is the enigmatic Rochester and why is she attracted to him? What are the strange, yet captivating noises coming from the attic, and why does the very air she breathes feel heavy with passion? Only one thing is certain. Jane Eyre may have arrived at Thornfield an unfulfilled and tentative woman, but she will leave a very different person…

    Jane Eyrotica

    Jane Eyrotica
    Jane Eyre has lived a sheltered, callous life. Orphaned at a young age and despised by her remaining family, she is shipped off to Lowood School and can only dream of tenderness and affection. Upon accepting a governess position at Thornfield Hall, a world of passion, desire, and sex explodes before her naive eyes in the form of the brooding, dashing master of the house: Mr. Rochester. Jane finds herself succumbing to his savage, brutal lust and losing herself in the intense heat of her yearning. Jane believes that beneath Mr. Rochester's dark, handsome, and sometimes brutal exterior there must be a heart, and she is desperate to find love in his hungry caresses. But then, she discovers something in the attic . . . and her world is turned upside down forever.

  • Jane Eyre - an Autobiography

    Jane Eyre - an Autobiography
    Here is a beautiful story told by a plain-faced intelligent passionate orphan. Charlotte Bronte was an 18th century English novelist. She and her sisters were well known authors. Bronte is best known for her novel Jane Eyre. The novel is divided into five stages. Jane begins the story of her childhood in Gateshead where she is abused by her aunt and cousin. The story then moves to Longwood Academy where Jane finds friends and mentors. She then finds work as a governess where she falls in love with her employer. Then her clergyman cousin proposes to her. She finally is reunited with the man she loves. This partly autobiographical novel is full of Gothic elements and social criticism.

    Jane Eyre [Facsimile Edition]

    Jane Eyre [Facsimile Edition]
    Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivorqualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer

    Villette by Currer Bell [Pseud ]

    Villette by Currer Bell [Pseud ]

    Shirley and The Professor

    Shirley and The Professor
    These two classic novels, together with Brontë's well-known Jane Eyre and Villette, comprise a magnificent oeuvre, each one a singular achievement of characterization, human understanding, and narrative elegance and drama. Shirley is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women: shy and socially constrained Caroline, the poor niece of a tyrannical clergyman; and the independent heiress Shirley, who has both the resources and the spirit to defy convention. The romantic entanglements of the two women with a local mill owner and his penniless brother pit the claims of passion against the boundaries of class and society. The Professor—the first novel Brontë completed, the last to be published—is both a disturbing love story and the coming-of-age tale of a self-made man. At its center is William Crimsworth, who has come to Brussels to work as an instructor in a school for girls. When he becomes entangled with Zoräide Reuter, a charismatic and brilliantly intellectual woman, the fervor of her feelings threatens both her own engagement and William's chance of finding true love. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

  • The Letters of Charlotte Brontë

    The Letters of Charlotte Brontë
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    The Bronte Sisters

    The Bronte Sisters
    Three Novels: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; and...
      The most cherished novel from each of England's talented sisters, in one gorgeously packaged volume The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, Agnes Grey offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family.  

    Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal

    Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal
    Selected Early Writings
    In their collaborative early writings, the Brontës created and peopled the most extraordinary fantasy worlds, whose geography and history they elaborated in numerous stories, poems, and plays. Together they invented characters based on heroes and writers such as Wellington, Napoleon, Scott, and Byron, whose feuds, alliances, and love affairs weave an intricate web of social and political intrigue in imaginary colonial lands in Africa and the Pacific Ocean. The writings of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal are youthful experiments in imitation and parody, wild romance and realistic recording--a playful literary world that they would draw upon for their early and later work. In this generous selection, the early writings of the Brontë's are presented together for the first time. Christine Alexander's Introduction explores the rich imaginative lives of the Brontës, and the tension between their maturing authorship and creative freedom. The edition includes Charlotte Brontë'sRoe Head Journal, and Emily and Anne'sDiary Papers. The edition also has a key to characters and place, detailed notes, and a map of Glass Town and Angria. About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

    Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders
    An A+ Audio Study Guide

  • Professor Clear Print

    Professor Clear Print
    This clear print title is set in Tieras 13pt font for easy reading

    The Illustrated Jane Eyre

    The Illustrated Jane Eyre
    A devoted readership will recognize Dame Darcy as the creator of highly original and off-kilter comic books. Here she uses her lavishly detailed illustrations to bring the best-loved Victorian novel Jane Eyre back into the spotlight. Darkly elegant illustrations draw back the novel’s curtain, revealing the depths of human depravity, despair, and ultimate redemption. Sure to impress traditional fans and newcomers alike, The Illustrated Jane Eyre updates the classic for a new era. @ToEyreIsHuman Romance, romance, this poppa Rochester wants to get in my pants! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

    The Professor

    The Professor
    "The Professor", written in 1846, was Charlotte Bronte's first novel. It failed to find a publisher, and even in 1851, when "Jane Eyre" had made her famous, it was rejected for the ninth time. In 1858 the novel was published by her widowed husband in an inaccurate and bowdlerized form.

    Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text

    Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text
    Jane Eyre is a plain, determined and intelligent child. Orphaned and poor, she is adopted by her Aunt and Uncle Reed. The death of Uncle Reed allows her unpleasant aunt to send her away to a grim charity school, where she continues her harsh upbringing, but is given the education that finally frees her. Once old enough, she becomes a teacher and takes the role of governess in a large manor house, where she falls in love with her employer. But Rochester is hiding a secret that, when revealed, forces Jane to choose between following her head and her heart. Both critically acclaimed and immensely popular, Jane Eyre dealt with concepts of class discrimination, morality, equality for women, and freedom of choice. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel stays true to Brontë's original vision. The book includes 125 pages of story artwork (by the legendary comic book artist, John M. Burns) and fascinating support material detailing the life of Charlotte Brontë.

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