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The Resource Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart, Claire Harman

Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart, Claire Harman

Label
Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart
Title
Charlotte Brontë
Title remainder
a fiery heart
Statement of responsibility
Claire Harman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking biography that places an obsessive, unrequited love at the heart of the writer's life story, transforming her from the tragic figure we have previously known into a smoldering Jane Eyre. Famed for her beloved novels, Charlotte Brontë has been known as well for her insular, tragic family life. The genius of this biography is that it delves behind this image to reveal a life in which loss and heartache existed alongside rebellion and fierce ambition. Harman seizes on a crucial moment in the 1840's when Charlotte worked at a girls' school in Brussels and fell hopelessly in love with the husband of the school's headmistress. Her torment spawned her first attempts at writing for publication, and he haunts the pages of every one of her novels--he is Rochester in Jane Eyre, Paul Emanuel in Villette. Another unrequited love--for her publisher--paved the way for Charlotte to enter a marriage that ultimately made her happier than she ever imagined. Drawing on correspondence unavailable to previous biographers, Claire Harman establishes Brontë the heroine of her own story, one as dramatic and triumphant as one of her own novels"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harman, Claire
Dewey number
  • 823/.809
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4168
LC item number
.H27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Women authors, English
  • Novelists, English
Label
Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart, Claire Harman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015028359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780307962089
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015028359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Charlotte Brontë : a fiery heart, Claire Harman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015028359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780307962089
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015028359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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