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Selected Letters Charlotte Bronte

Selected Letters By Charlotte Bronte

Selected Letters by Charlotte Bronte


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Summary

Charlotte Bronte's letters are our most direct source of information about the Brontes and the life of the novelist. Vivid and passionate, they describe her inmost feelings as well as the world around her in Haworth, Belgium, and London. They offer insights into her novels and the development of her literary style.

Selected Letters Summary

Selected Letters by Charlotte Bronte

'Dangerous as lucifer matches.' That was how Arthur Nicholls, Charlotte Bronte's husband for the last nine months of her life, described her letters. Full of acute observations, pithy character sketches, and passionate convictions, the letters are our most direct source of information about the lives of the Brontes and our closest approach to the author of Jane Eyre. In them Charlotte writes of life at Haworth Parsonage, her experiences at a Belgian school, and her intense feelings for the Belgian schoolteacher, M. Heger. She endures the agony of the death of her siblings, and enjoys the success as a writer that brings her into contact with the London literary scene. Vivid and intimate, her letters give fresh insight into the novels, and into the development of her distinct literary style. Margaret Smith's fine edition includes invaluable notes on Bronte's correspondents, and Janet Gezari contributes a new introduction that relates the letters to both Bronte's life and her creative accomplishment. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Letters Reviews

To read these wonderful letters is to feel an almost spooky contact with their extraordinary author. * Val Hennesy, Dail Mail *
A further dose of Bronte brilliance from Charlotte, whose lively letters are packed with astute observation. * Val Hennesy, Daily Mail *

About Charlotte Bronte

Margaret Smith is Vice-President of the Bronte Society and editor of the complete three-volume edition of the Letters. She is co-author, with Christine Alexander, of The Oxford Companion to the Brontes. Janet Gezari is the author of Charlotte Bronte and Defensive Conduct: the Author and the Body at Risk (1992) and Last Things: Emily Bronte's Poems (OUP, 2007). She has also written the introduction to the new edition of Bronte's Shirley for OWC.

Additional information

GOR006175919
9780199576968
0199576963
Selected Letters by Charlotte Bronte
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2010-09-09
320
N/A
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