A 21st-century take on Charlotte Brontë
Posted on April 29, 2016
Twenty-something Sophie Franklin offers a fresh, original and entertaining overview of the much-loved Jane Eyre author and her work
An indispensable guide for students and lovers of literature
Charlotte Brontë Revisited, the new book by young academic Sophie Franklin, shows emphatically why the classic English novelist is still as relevant today as she’s ever been.
Far from the typical stuffy writing of textbooks, Charlotte Brontë Revisited is a celebration of all things Charlotte in her bicentennial year.
Sophie, currently working on a PhD on the Brontës, has a passion for her subject and wanted to write a fun and accessible book about her favourite author; one that would encourage today’s readers – especially young people – to love Charlotte’s books.
And so Sophie looks at Charlotte through 21st-century eyes, and compares her writing with modern trends in reading.
Discover Charlotte’s private world of convention, rebellion and imagination, and how they shaped her life, writing and obsessions – including the paranormal, nature, feminism and politics.
Also including a guide to the best Brontë places to visit in the UK and beyond, Charlotte Brontë Revisited brings the novelist alive for modern audiences, and gives us a chance to get to know the real Charlotte.