Rebecca Fraser
Charlotte Brontë
January 21, 2019 Comments.. 746
Charlotte Brontë Rebecca Fraser If men could see us as we really are, they would be amazed , wrote Charlotte Bront , the outwardly conventional parson s daughter who had rarely met any men beyond those of the church or classroom by the time Jane Eyre was published in 1847.From the landscape of the Yorkshire moors, an appalling childhood and a family decimated by consumption, Jane Eyre came as an instant If men could see us as we really are, they would be amazed , wrote Charlotte Bront , the outwardly conventional parson s daughter who had rarely met any men beyond those of the church or classroom by the time Jane Eyre was published in 1847.From the landscape of the Yorkshire moors, an appalling childhood and a family decimated by consumption, Jane Eyre came as an instant literary sensation It also brought Charlotte Bront the notoriety that was to remain with her for the rest of her short and tragic life.Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte s first biographer, attempted to clear Charlotte of the charges of passionate immorality that were levelled at a woman author and an unmarried one at that Rebecca Fraser, 130 years later, placed Charlotte s life within the perceptual framework of contemporary attitudes to women Her biography is an invaluable contribution to Bront scholarship, which shares her admiration for a woman prepared to stand out against some of the cruellest Victorian ideas about her sex.. Charlotte Bront If men could see us as we really are they would be amazed wrote Charlotte Bront the outwardly conventional parson s daughter who had rarely met any men beyond those of the church or classroom by
  • Title: Charlotte Brontë
  • Author: Rebecca Fraser
  • ISBN: 9780099449683
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charlotte Brontë Rebecca Fraser

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    1. Ariella says:

      This is an elegantly structured biography Fraser frequently gives us access to Charlotte Bronte s letters verbatim, and this, woven with extracts from Bronte s novels allows us to hear her rich, passionate voice clearly and fully Fraser constructs a picture of Bronte as a complex woman, painfully shy and frequently uncomfortable living with herself and others I felt as if I were meeting Jane Eyre anew, but a vivid and realistic version, who flounders uncertainly towards a way of being throughou [...]

    2. Ngaire says:

      This made me cry how awful to loose three siblings in a year I don t think I could stand to loose my one sister Charlotte and her family were really extraordinary, but always marked by tragedy It definitely does not make me want to send my kids to boarding school, that s for sure Charlotte s dad thought he was doing the right thing though, when he sent his daughters to school, not knowing that within a year, the two eldest would be dead It s funny too, because even though all the Brontes had ter [...]

    3. Suzanne says:

      I knew the ending Cried anyway Beautifully written The author doesn t get carried away with psychoanalysis or self edifying soliloquy Villette becomes heartbreaking after you learn of the author s state of mind during its writing Highly recommended.

    4. Joyce Reynolds-Ward says:

      Very thorough biography of Charlotte Bronte at times it dragged when recounting her early life Very dense read in some respects but also gave a clear picture of Bronte s personality I had not realized that she was so active in the literary community of her time once she started publishing and the history of the writing she did with her siblings was fascinating.

    5. Moira Russell says:

      According to this review, this book is just a reprint of the original 1988 edition of Rebecca Fraser s The Brontes Charlotte Bronte and Her Family, not a new biography of Charlotte at all, which is a pretty raw deal for readers who think it s a different book Shame, Methuen Pegasus.

    6. Audrey says:

      This turned out to be a very touching and surprising portrait of Bronte and her talented sisters I had no idea how fully and bleakly tragic her life was But the stories related show a remarkably resilient, religious, and resolute woman The book s only flaw is it s length It dragged on about 150 pages too long.

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