Other books byCharlotte Bronte
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.
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 Roberts brother, an impoverished tutor. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled?
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.
“ 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