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Charlotte Brontë Revisited

A View from the Twenty-first Century


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Everybody knows Charlotte Brontë. World-famous for her novel Jane Eyre, she’s a giant of literature and has been written about in reverential tones in scores of textbooks over the years. But what do we really know about Charlotte?

Charlotte Brontë Revisited looks at Charlotte through 21st-century eyes. Discover her private world of convention, rebellion and imagination, and how they shaped her life, writing and obsessions – including the paranormal, nature, feminism and politics. It’s a celebration of all things Charlotte Brontë, and emphatically shows why she’s as relevant today as she ever was.

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"Deftly mixes contemporary humour with reflectivity ... superbly written, exuberant.’ Brontë Studies Journal

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About the author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie Franklin is forging a successful academic career studying the lives of the Brontë sisters and their literary works. She has worked in an editorial capacity for a small publishing house and in bookselling, and is currently at the University of Durham, working towards a PhD on aspects of Charlotte Brontë’s writing. This is Sophie’s first book.

On Jane Eyre: ‘Reader, if you have yet to discover the unique voice of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, you have a special delight awaiting you.’ – Joyce Carol Oates.

‘At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Bronte.’ – Virginia Woolf.

‘Really a wonderful book.’ – Queen Victoria.