Charlotte Brontë Revisited

Sophie Franklin

Dr Sophie Franklin is a lecturer and researcher in the English department at Tübingen University, in Germany. Her research specialises in nineteenth-century literature and culture, with expertise in representations of violence, the Brontës, and afterlives. She has taught at several institutions, including Nottingham Trent University and the University of Newcastle. Sophie received her PhD from Durham University after receiving a First from St Andrews University.

Alongside her academic career, she has co-organised Brontë conferences, worked at the Brontë Society, in bookselling, and as an editorial assistant for an independent publishing house. Charlotte Brontë Revisited is her first book.

Charlotte Brontë Revisited

A View from the Twenty-first Century

by Sophie Franklin

  • RRP: £9.99 (print) / £3.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781912235247
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192399

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Buy Charlotte Brontë Revisited

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, and emphatically shows why she’s as relevant today as she ever was.

REVIEWS OF Charlotte Brontë Revisited

"Interweaves biography and reference to scholarly material with [Franklin's] own take on pertinent aspects of Charlotte's oeuvre ... [Her] witty tone makes the calibration of these two things - the pleasure of the literary enthusiastic and the scholarly - both easy and enjoyable. Franklin deftly mixes contemporary humour with reflectivity ... superbly written, exuberant." Brontë Studies Journal