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Emma Brown - Charlotte Brontë, Clare Boylan
Emma Brown
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When Charlotte Brontë died in 1855, she left behind twenty pages of a novel that signaled her most compelling work since Jane Eyre. One hundred fifty years later, Clare Boylan has finished Brontë’s novel, sparking a sensational literary event. With pitch-perfect tone that is utterly true to... show more
When Charlotte Brontë died in 1855, she left behind twenty pages of a novel that signaled her most compelling work since Jane Eyre. One hundred fifty years later, Clare Boylan has finished Brontë’s novel, sparking a sensational literary event. With pitch-perfect tone that is utterly true to Brontë’s voice, Boylan delivers a brilliant tale about a mysterious young girl, Matilda, who is delivered to a girls’ school in provincial England. When everything about the girl’s wealthy background turns out to be a fiction, it falls to a local gentleman, Mr. Ellin, and a childless widow, Isabel Chalfont, to begin a quest for her past and her identity that takes them from the drawing rooms of country society to London’s seamiest alleys. With all the intelligence and pathos of the novel’s originator, Boylan develops Brontë’s sketch of a girl without a past into a stunning portrait of Victorian society with a shameful secret at its heart.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143034834 (0143034839)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
2.0 Emma Brown
This slightly odd novel is an attempt to complete a story left behind unfinished by Charlotte Bronte. Unfortunately it didn't really work as a "proper" Bronte novel (I'm quite sure she wouldn't have wandered into the territory of enforced child prostitution!), and although it was a fairly entertaini...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
This book was based off an unfinished manuscript of Charlotte Bronte...although the story was good, the author failed to "capture" the writing style of her..although the book said it did.
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
Clare Boylan's attempt to finish Charlotte Bronte's novel is disappointing. Unsurprisingly, it reads like a historical novel rather than a Bronte novel and I found it slow and boring.
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