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CHARLOTTE BRONTE: A FIERY HEART by Claire Harman. Written to coincide with Charlotte’s 200th birthday, this new take on her life emphasizes the importance of her years studying in Brussels and the love she felt for her teacher, Constantin Heger as influences upon her best novels, Jane Eyre and Villette.
THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE by Elizabeth Gaskell. Popular Victorian novelist Gaskell wrote the first biography of her friend in 1857 and it has served as the basis of Bronte studies ever since.
CHARLOTTE BRONTE: A PASSIONATE LIFE by Lydall Gordon. Passion is the word—for Charlotte’s desire for productive work, fame, and love in this readable biography.
THE BRONTES: CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER FAMILY by Rebecca Fraser. Interprets Bronte’s desire for work and recognition as a declaration of independence in a repressive Victorian age.
THE BRONTES by Juliet Barker. Barker updated her comprehensive 1994 study for the 21st century—overturning many of the myths repeated about this most extraordinary family that produced three geniuses.