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by Charlotte Brontë
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
The ProfessorIn one sense, this is exactly what you would expect from the author of Jane Eyre - a romance in which the characters have no particularly good looks and prize mutual respect, intelligence, education and moral rectitude (according to Charlotte's views on the latter). In every other respe...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 4 years ago
To read the first work of a much adored writer can be either a revelation or more likely a deception, sometimes even a big one because not many succeed in producing outstanding literature already in the very first try. Writing like any other occupation needs practice. And experience of life usually ...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
It was good to be back in Brontë-land, even early Brontë. Few authors have that passionate, idiomatic sweep of phrase; it was intriguing to hear this voice coming from a male instead of a female narrator. Other people have summarized at length the various irritants to a modern or liberal reader - t...
My Journey in Writing
My Journey in Writing rated it 8 years ago
The Professor may be considered by some as nothing more than a draft of Villette, but I must confess I preferred it to its successor. Maybe that's merely because of my romantic nature, especially since i found the ending a trifle more satisfying, but I think that it also relates to the fact that thi...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 10 years ago
There's a reason why this is not as well known as Jane Eyre. I found the story enjoyable enough, but the writing is unremarkable, and having Ms. Bronte write in the first person from a male perspective just didn't ring true. I couldn't stop thinking to myself, "Would a man really act or feel this ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 10 years ago
William Crimsworth is without a doubt the most sanctimonious and dull protagonist in the Brontë canon, thankfully, though we have to live in his head throughout the novel, and see him succeed in his efforts with such smug self-righteousness, there is relief at hand.No, I'm not talking about Frances ...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 10 years ago
Def. not my favorite by CB, who is in my top 5 of favorite authors. I don't know if this came before or after Jane Eyre, but it def. had that feeling to it without rising to its' greatness.
Sparrow
Sparrow rated it 12 years ago
Charlotte Bronte is such a self-righteous biotch.
The Moth Eaten Shelf
The Moth Eaten Shelf rated it 14 years ago
Not as engaging as Jane Eyre.
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