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Claire Harman
Claire Harman is the award-winning author of three major literary biographies, Sylvia Townsend Warner (1989), Fanny Burney (2000), Robert Louis Stevenson (2005) and of Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Comquered the World (2009), a biographical study of Jane Austen's enduring appeal. She is the editor... show more

Claire Harman is the award-winning author of three major literary biographies, Sylvia Townsend Warner (1989), Fanny Burney (2000), Robert Louis Stevenson (2005) and of Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Comquered the World (2009), a biographical study of Jane Austen's enduring appeal. She is the editor of Sylvia Townsend Warner's poems and diaries and of stories and essays by Robert Louis Stevenson, among other works. She writes regularly for the literary press on both sides of the Atlantic and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006.website: www.claireharman.com
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
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...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
I picked this up while cruising through my new subscriptions with the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Orange County Library Systems, wallowing in their audiobook choices, and trying to find something to listen to while waiting for Kill The Farm Boy to come my way. I knew nothing about the book,...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 5 years ago
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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.
Reflections
Reflections rated it 5 years ago
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-2015, nonfic-nov-2015, nonfiction, biography, radio-4 Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from October 29 to November 06, 2015 BOTWhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06mc8jfDescription: Hattie Morahan reads Claire Harman's new and intimate biography of Ch...
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