Charlotte Bronte

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[Bronte, Charlotte] Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. The Life of Charlotte Bronte, author of "Jane Eyre", "Shirley", "Villette" &c. Two Volumes complete in One. New York, D.Appleton and Company, 1868. ; fester Einband / hard cover
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, nee Stevenson (29 September 1810 - 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. The Life of Charlotte Bronte is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Bronte by fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. The first edition was published in 1857 by Smith, Elder & Co. A major source were the hundreds of letters sent by Bronte to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey. Gaskell had to deal with some sensitive issues. She toned down some of her material: in the case of her description of the Clergy Daughters' School this was to avoid legal action from the Rev. William Carus Wilson. The published text does not go so far as to blame the school's founder for the deaths of two Bronte sisters, but even so Wilson published a short "refutation" of the biography. Although quite frank in many places, Gaskell suppressed details of Charlotte's love for Constantin Heger, a married man, on the grounds that it would be too great an affront to contemporary morals and a possible source of distress to Charlotte's still-living friends, father Patrick Bronte and husband. She also suppressed any reference to Charlotte's romance with George Smith, her publisher, who was also publishing the biography. (Wikipedia)

First American Edition. 8°. Volume I: Frontispiece-portrait-engraving of Charlotte Bronte, VIII, 285 pages / Volume II: Frontispiece Steel-Engraving "Haworth Church and Patronage", 269 pages plus two pages of advertising. Both tissue-guards present. Beautifully, professionally rebacked Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine (spine new, original blindstamped boards). Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on titlepage "Mrs. J.B.Hutchinson, 1868". Mild signs of occasional foxing only.

[SW: 19.Jahrhundert, 19th Century]

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Bronte, Charlotte: JANE EYRE. Aus dem Engl.u.Nachw.v.Berhard Schindler. Leipzig, G.Kiepenheuer 1989.
Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855) ist die älteste der drei außergewöhnlichen Schriftsteller-Schwestern. Jane Eyre markierte Charlotte Brontes Durchbruch und trug ihr wegen der freimütigen Ansichten ihrer Heldin zeitlebens den Ruf einer moralischen Umstürzlerin ein. Jane Eyre ist intelligent und charakterstark, das macht sie zur Außenseiterin. Charlotte Bronte veröffentlichte "Jane Eyre - eine Autobiographie" im Jahr 1847 unter dem Pseudonym Currer Bell. Der Roman wurde von der Öffentlichkeit so gut aufgenommen, daß 1848 schon die dritte Auflage erscheinen konnte. Mit dramaturgischen Elementen der Gothic novels (Schauerroman) und des Sensationsromans schuf Charlotte Bronte eines der differenziertesten Frauenporträts der englischen Literatur. Von der feministischen Literaturkritik wird Jane Eyre häufig als rationalistischer Gegenentwurf zu Sturmhöhe, dem Hauptwerk Emily R Brontes, interpretiert. Mit ihrem Roman steht Charlotte Bronte einem Defoe in der Erzählweise deutlich näher als etwa Dickens oder Thackeray, obwohl sie weniger Sozialkritik oder naturgetreue Milieudarstellungen in den Vordergrund rückt, als vielmehr das Seelenleben ihrer Protagonistin.Ein wenig werkgetreuer Hollywoodfilm aus dem Jahre 1944 [mit Joan Fontaine und Orson Welles] reduzierte die Handlung allerdings zu sehr auf romantische Aspekte.; SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND [hehöbu]

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Bronte, Charlotte, Emily and Anne illustrated by F C Tilney: The Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte In Twelve Volumes, , London published by J M Dent and Company , 1893
approximately 18 x 12 cm

, pocket sized, finely presented set, all with cover decorations, gilt upper edges, protected frontispieces and other illustrations, first seven volumes feature the works of Charlotte; Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Professor, volume eight the Poems Of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte with Cottage Poems by Patrick Bronte, volumes nine to twelve the works of Emily; Wuthering Heights, and Anne; Agnes Grey and The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall first in this edition approximately 18 x 12 cm Hardback , all volumes lightly rubbed, some volumes show slightly bubbling of cloth, ex libris on all the front paste downs, occasional previous owner's name or booksellers mark on the preliminaries, front free endpapers patchily aged, one with split front interior hinge, the volumes are in good+ or better condition , brown cloth with embossed decorations and title

[SW: Bronte, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, The Works OF Charlotte Emily And Anne Bronte In Twelve Volumes]

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Syrie James: The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte, HARPER COLLINS,Jul 2009 ISBN: 9780061648373
From Syrie James, the acclaimed, bestselling author of 'The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen,' comes a powerful, compelling, and romantic novel that explores the passionate heart and unquiet soul of Charlotte Bronte, the writer who gave us 'Jane Eyre.'Charlotte Bronte lives a secluded life in the wilds of Yorkshire with her sisters Emily and Anne, their drug addicted brother, and an eccentric father who is going blind. Though poor, plain, and socially unconnected, Charlotte and her sisters each possess a passionate side which they reveal only in their writings, creating novels that stand among the most beloved and enduring works ever written in the English language. At the same time, Charlotte Bronte dreams of a real love story as fiery as the ones she creates. When an impassioned proposal throws Charlotte s household into confusion, she takes up her pen to examine the truth about her life...exposing her deepest feelings and desires, her triumphs and shattering disappointments, her relationship with her family, the inspiration behind her work, her scandalous, secret passion for the man she can never have ... and her intense, dramatic relationship with the man who has loved her for years, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls.

NEUBUCH! 200x140x23 mm

[SW: Fiction - Fantasy; FICTION / Fantasy / Historical]

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