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The Resource Charlotte Bronte : a fiery heart, Claire Harman

Charlotte Bronte : a fiery heart, Claire Harman

Label
Charlotte Bronte : a fiery heart
Title
Charlotte Bronte
Title remainder
a fiery heart
Statement of responsibility
Claire Harman
Creator
Author
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"--
Summary
Charlotte Brontë wrote one of the most enduring novels of her era, Jane Eyre. More often portrayed jointly with her sisters Anne and Emily, her individual life story receives a thorough review in this biography by writer and literary critic Claire Harman, whose chronicle traces Charlotte's love life, connecting it with the romantic passion she depicts in her novels. This account brings Charlotte to life, offering a thoughtful consideration of her character both for her novels' fans and for readers generally interested in British literature. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10472923
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harman, Claire
Dewey number
  • 823/.809
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Women authors, English
  • Novelists, English
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a fiery heart
Label
Charlotte Bronte : a fiery heart, Claire Harman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914445674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
462 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307962089
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015028359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)914445674
Label
Charlotte Bronte : a fiery heart, Claire Harman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914445674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
462 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307962089
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015028359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)914445674

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