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  • Charlotte Bronte

    The complete canon of the Brontë sisters' classic novels, dramatised by bestselling author Rachel Joyce Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Orphan Jane falls in love with the enigmatic Rochester, but he is concealing a dark secret. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë On the bleak Yorkshire moors, Heathcliff and Cathy’s elemental passion runs wild – but their obsession has devastating consequences. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë Determined to make her way in the world, penniless young Agnes Grey becomes a governess. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë Gentleman farmer Gilbert Markham is powerfully drawn to Helen Graham, the mysterious resident of Wildfell Hall. Shirley...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    The Brontes - Volume 1. Perhaps England's greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three? The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne together with their brother Patrick are famed throughout the World. But amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course being Bronte's they were rather good at that too. In Volume 1 we bring you; Charlotte Bronte - from Retrospection, Patrick Branwell Bronte - Augusta, Emily Bronte - The Old Stoic, Anne Bronte - A Reminiscence, Charlotte Bronte - The Letter, Emily Bronte - Self Interrogation, Emily Bronte - To Imagination, Emily Bronte - Love Is Like The Wild Rose Briar, Charlotte Bronte...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Charlotte Ritchie, best known for her roles as Oregon in Channel 4's Fresh Meat, Hannah in the BBC Three comedy Siblings, and as Barbara Gilbert in BBC drama Call the Midwife. With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    The Brontes - Volume 2. Perhaps England's greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three? The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne together with their brother Patrick are famed throughout the World. But amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course being Bronte's they were rather good at that too. In Volume 2 we bring you; Emily Bronte - Remembrance, Anne Bronte - Lines Composed In A Wood On A Windy Day, Patrick Branwell Bronte - Death Triumphant, Anne Bronte - Appeal, Anne Bronte - The Captive Dove, Patrick Branwell Bronte - Oh God While I In Pleasure Wiles, Emily Bronte - A Day Dream, Emily Bronte - Sympathy,...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    The Letters Of Charlotte Bronte. The brief and tragic life of Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) is captured here in the beautiful letters she wrote to her best friend Ellen Hussey, as she describes the long winter evenings spent in the bleak Haworth parsonage in the company of her sisters Emily and Anne. Having worked unhappily as a Governess and lived abroad in Brussels she returns to the moors where she writes her most successful novel 'Jane Eyre'. She then enters the most tragic period of her life as her brother Branwell, a vicious drunk, dies in September 1848 followed within twelve months by both of her sisters Emily and Anne. Charlotte then marries her father's curate only to die...read more

  • Charlotte Brontë

    Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë  sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. The literary heritage of the Brontë  sisters entered the treasury of national English culture gaining recognition far beyond England. Particular success fell on the novel written by Charlotte Brontë  'Jane Eyre' which was subsequently filmed. Written with sincerity and passion, the novel does not age and does not lose its charm. 'Jane Eyre' is still one of the most popular classical works of the 21st century. The strength of his influence lies in the truth of the senses, in their truth, in the combination...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    In the small village of Haworth in Yorkshire the Bronte family created novels and poems that are still admired to this day around the world. The eldest of the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, was born on 21st April 1816. The author of 'Jane Eyre', 'Shirley' and 'Vilette' she was also a very talented poet as witnessed here in this collection. She died with her unborn child on 31st March...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Everyone is familiar with Charlotte Brontë's passionate, but restrained novel in which the plain, yet spirited governess Jane Eyre falls for the arrogant Mr. Rochester. It's a novel that simmers with sexual tension but never quite reaches the boiling point. Which is to be expected. After all, the original was written in 1847. That was then. This is now. And in JANE EYRE LAID BARE, author Eve Sinclair writes between the lines to chart the smoldering sexual chemistry between the long-suffering governess and her brooding employer. When an eager and curious Jane Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall her sexual desires are awakened. Who is the enigmatic Rochester and why is she attracted to him?...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Brontë's Shirley, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Juliet Stevenson. 'Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy ...' Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline, who, bored and desperate,...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, adapted by Rachel Joyce. Orphan Jane learns at an early age that self-control is the surest means of retaining self-respect in adversity. It is a lesson that serves her well in the years ahead as she endures the misery of life with her cruel, uncaring aunt, followed by the harsh regime at Lowood Institution, a charity school for poor children. After taking the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, she meets the master of the house, the brooding, enigmatic Edward Rochester, and finds herself falling in love with him. It seems as if happiness may finally be...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Introduction by Diane Johnson Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work “of great genius.” Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë’s masterpiece introduced the world to a radical new type of heroine, one...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Many people think that Charlotte Bronte loosely based Jane Eyre on her own life and experiences. See how Bronte tells her story through the eyes of Jane Eyre. Even though Jane was orphaned at an early age and forced to live with her evil aunt, Mrs. Reed, she still managed to be happy. Read along as Jane travels to Lowood School and eventually to Thornfield Hall where she meets Mr. Rochester, the only true love she ever...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Many people think that Charlotte Bronte loosely based Jane Eyre on her own life and experiences. See how Bronte tells her story through the eyes of Jane Eyre. Even though Jane was orphaned at an early age and forced to live with her evil aunt, Mrs. Reed, she still managed to be happy. Read along as Jane travels to Lowood School and eventually to Thornfield Hall where she meets Mr. Rochester, the only true love she ever...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Miss Mabel Wilcox, the owner of a newly opened girl's boarding school, meets the wealthy Mr. Conway Fitzgibbon, who drops off his frail daughter to be educated there. When background checks are made, it is discovered that no well-to-do family by the name of Fitzgibbon exists! Supposed Matilda Fitzgibbon is a pseudo-heiress - a fake! What is Miss Wilcox to do? Published posthumously and prefaced by Charlotte Brontë's editor, W. M. Thackeray, these two chapters are the only existing fragments of Emma, the novel Brontë worked on until her untimely death. Since then, it has been "completed" twice by other...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    The gentler sex or the deadlier of the species. Between these two definitions of the female gender lies a collection of some of the most beautiful verse ever written. For much of history women have been seen rather than heard. In this volume poets of great depth and feeling express themselves on a range of topics and in ways that perhaps only a woman can. Here in Volume 1 we bring you the works from Eliza Acton to Charlotte Bronte by way of Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, Anne Bradstreet, Anne Bronte and many others. Our readers include Ghizela Rowe and Richard...read more

  • Charlotte Brontë

    Determined to make her heroine "as poor and plain as myself," Charlotte Brontë made a daring choice for her 1847 novel. Jane Eyre possesses neither the great beauty nor entrancing charm that her fictional predecessors used to make their way in the world. Instead, Jane relies upon her powers of diligence and perception, conducting herself with dignity animated by passion. The instant and lasting success of Jane Eyre proved Brontë's instincts correct. Readers of her era and ever after have taken the impoverished orphan girl into their hearts, following her from the custody of cruel relatives to a dangerously oppressive boarding school and onward through a troubled career as a governess....read more

  • Charlotte Brontë

    Follow along with the lifelong adventures of Jane Eyre in this InAudio unabridged presentation of Charlotte Bronte’s timeless classic.Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyrewas at the forefront of first-person narrative storytelling and is beloved for its ability to put the reader in a fictional character’s head in a setting that, while realistic, also has fantasy and Gothic elements as well. In this novel, readers follow the perspective and life of of Jane Eyre, a woman who faces a difficult childhood, harsh schooling in adolescence, and an eventful adulthood full of hardships and heartbreak, but triumphs and romance as well. Listeners will love hearing the adventures of Jane throughout her...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre is the story of a small, plain-faced, intelligent, and passionate English orphan. Jane is abused by her aunt and cousin and then attends a harsh charity school. Through it all she remains strong and determinedly refuses to allow a cruel world to crush her independence or her strength of will. A masterful story of a woman's quest for freedom and love. Jane Eyre is partly autobiographical, and Charlotte Bronte filled it with social criticism and sinister Gothic elements. A must read for anyone wishing to celebrate the indomitable strength of will or encourage it in their growing...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Written by the author of the ever-popular Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as Charlotte Brontë’s finest work. The story follows the fortunes of a young teacher at a girls’ school in the French town of Villette and is superbly told by Mandy Weston. It is an adventure story, a romance and a French lesson all in one! The much-praised unabridged recording released last year returns here in a more accessible abridged...read more

  • Charlotte Bronte

    Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of...read more