search for books and compare prices
cover image
Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | CD/Spoken Word
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date March 1, 2016
Pages 462
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307962089
ISBN-10 0307962083
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Brontë from a tragic figure into a modern heroine.
 
Charlotte Brontë famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing childhood creativity was a closely held secret. The genius of Claire Harman’s biography is that it transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to quiet rebellion and fierce ambition.

Drawing on letters unavailable to previous biographers, Harman depicts Charlotte’s inner life with absorbing, almost novelistic intensity. She seizes upon a moment in Charlotte’s adolescence that ignited her determination to reject poverty and obscurity: While working at a girls’ school in Brussels, Charlotte fell in love with her married professor, Constantin Heger, a man who treated her as “nothing special to him at all.” She channeled her torment into her first attempts at a novel and resolved to bring it to the world's attention.

Charlotte helped power her sisters’ work to publication, too. But Emily’s Wuthering Heights was eclipsed by Jane Eyre, which set London abuzz with speculation: Who was this fiery author demanding love and justice for her plain and insignificant heroine? Charlotte Brontë’s blazingly intelligent women brimming with hidden passions would transform English literature. And she savored her literary success even as a heartrending series of personal losses followed.

Charlotte Brontë
is a groundbreaking view of the beloved writer as a young woman ahead of her time. Shaped by Charlotte’s lifelong struggle to claim love and art for herself, Harman’s richly insightful biography offers readers many of the pleasures of Brontë’s own work.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307962089
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (March 1, 2016)
9780307962089 | details & prices | 462 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $30.00
About: On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Brontë from a tragic figure into a modern heroine.
CD/Spoken Word
With Corrie James (other contributor) | from Highbridge Co (March 1, 2016)
9781681680385 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $39.99

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.