Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
Publish date: 2016-03-01
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Other than Mrs. Gaskell, I had not read a full-length biography of Charlotte Bronte, so I do not know how this modern scholarly biography stands up to its competitors. However, it completely satisfied me, filling in the gaps, based on primary sources of evidence, and interpreting the whole with symp...
What a strange, isolated and yet amazing life! The sheer volume of intense emotion simmering beneath the reserved, Victorian surface of Charlotte Brontë is simply staggering. It’s a wonder that she lived as long as she did while repressing that ocean of feeling. And oh how the Brontës hated havi...
I appreciated Harman’s insights into Charlotte, and she does a great job of interpreting without going beyond the evidence. Mostly, I want to go back in time and punch both Patrick and Branwell. UGH. THE WORST.
When Lucy Honeychurch arrives in Florence she’s feeling peevish and disappointed. After travelling abroad for the first time Lucy finds their little hotel filled with fellow Britons, and even the woman in charge speaks English with a Cockney accent. What’s the point of leaving England if you’re sti...