Becoming Jane Eyre

Becoming Jane Eyre

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A beautifully imagined tale of the Brontë sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre. Sheila Kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available.

The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.

So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre . Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre , as well as biographies about the Brontës like Claire Harman's Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart .
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780143115977
Characteristics: 234, 12 p. ;,20 cm.


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ArapahoeKati May 30, 2017

Beautifully written.

Nov 19, 2013

What a disappointment! This book is tagged as a novel, but it is a poor one. I wanted to like it because I am such a devoted fan of Bronte's Jane Eyre. How sad that this author chose to write a novel about her that only makes her appear common and dull. I cannot recommend this book.

Aug 01, 2012

A fictionalized account of the period when Jane Eyre was written. The author lacks indepth knowledge of the Brontes. Yet another example of "pushing the present into the past".

Oct 27, 2011

I couldn't get past the first chapter.

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