Romancing Miss Brontë

Romancing Miss BrontëIn This Astonishing Novel, A Brilliant M Lange Of Fact And Fiction, Juliet Gael Skillfully And Stylishly Captures The Passions, Hopes, Dreams, And Sorrows Of Literature S Most Famous Sisters And Imagines How Love Dramatically And Most Unexpectedly Found Charlotte Bront.During The Two Years That She Studied In Brussels, Charlotte Had A Taste Of Life S Splendors Travel, Literature, And Art Now, Back Home In The Yorkshire Moors, Duty Bound To A Blind Father And An Alcoholic Brother, An Ambitious Charlotte Refuses To Sink Into Hopelessness With Her Sisters, Emily And Anne, Charlotte Conceives A Plan To Earn Money And Pursue A Dream The Bront S Will Publish In Childhood The Bront Children Created Fantastical Imaginary Worlds Now The Sisters Craft Novels Quite Unlike Anything Written Before Transforming Her Loneliness And Personal Sorrow Into A Triumph Of Literary Art, Charlotte Pens Her 1847 Masterpiece, Jane Eyre.Charlotte S Novel Becomes An Overwhelming Literary Success, Catapulting The Shy And Awkward Young Woman Into The Spotlight Of London S Fashionable Literary Scene And Into The Arms Of Her New Publisher, George Smith, An Irresistibly Handsome Young Man Whose Interest In His Fiercely Intelligent And Spirited New Author Seems To Go Beyond Professional Duty But Just As Life Begins To Hold New Promise, Unspeakable Tragedy Descends On The Bront Household, Throwing London And George Into The Background And Leaving Charlotte To Fear That The Only Romance She Will Ever Find Is At The Tip Of Her Pen.But Another Man Waits In The Bront S Haworth Parsonage The Quiet But Determined Curate Arthur Nicholls After Secretly Pining For Charlotte Since He First Came To Work For Her Father, Arthur Suddenly Reveals His Heart To Her Romancing Miss Brontis A Fascinating Portrayal Of An Extraordinary Woman Whose Life And Work Articulated Our Deepest Human Longing To Love And Be Loved In Return. A disappointing historical fiction about Charlotte Bront , her sisters Emily and Ann, and how they came from obscurity to write some of the most enduring fiction the West has known.The first part of this story was the best The reader gets a unique glimpse into the minds of the Bront s, what their lives were probably like and how unfortunate their brother s existence turned out to be.I loved hearing Juliet Gael s vision of their character and personality quirks.The second half of the book, focused primarily on Charlotte and her relationship with Arthur, was a drag.Up until that point, the women were surprisingly self sufficient, considering the times in which they lived Yes, they coddled their alcoholic and opium addicted brother Yes, they indulged the whims of their ailing father, but for the most part, they acted how they pleased.Once Arthur enters her life, Charlotte centers every action around him He tells her who she can write He controls their social schedule.The book enters a repetitive loop
3.5 Behind a veneer of a quiet, ladylike demeanor, Charlotte concealed an acerbic mind and ruthlessly harsh opinions on the weaknesses of the human species Arthur, on the other hand, was the blustery, bigoted sort who could barely open his mouth without offending someone Yet when the gloves came off, he had a great and tender heart, and was capable of love that would bear all wrongs, endure all tempests in short, the very stuff that Charlotte took great pains to fabricate in her stories and that she was convinced she would never find La novela es fiel a los hechos tal como pasaron, de eso uno no se puede quejar La famosa declaraci n de amor de Nicholls a Charlotte m s a lo MR.DARCY que a lo Rochetser, hablando de sufrimientos imposibles de seguir soportando XD est tal cual lo cuenta ella en una de sus cartas a Ellen Nussey Esa escena me pareci muy bien lograda lo mismo digo del retrato novelezco que se hace de las grandes pasiones que sufri Charlotte en su vida su amor no correspondido hacia M Heger, y su otro amor no correspondido hacia George Smith La vida de Charlotte estuvo marcada por enamoramientos de ese calibre hasta que la declaraci n totalmente inesperada de Arthur Bell Nicholls y la testaruda oposici n de su padre, Patrick junto con el casamiento repentino de G Smith cambiaron su vida solitaria y dieron l
A long admirer of Charlotte Bronte, and all the Bronte authors, I picked up this book at the library purely out of curiosity It left me in tears Years ago, when I was thirteen or fourteen, my mother insisted over and over that I read Jane Eyre I kept trying, but I just couldn t get past the first 100 pages I couldn t see how it would improve It felt depressing and morose Finally, when I was fifteen, I committed to it I don t think any novel has had a greater impact on me since I fell in love with Jane and with Mr Rochester I cried when the could no longer be together It was the first classical adult novel I had read My mother was right And I ve never quite gotten over it It was, after all, my first love.This book in some ways was much the same Charlotte s life seemed so provincial, ordinary and much of the time, morose and sad So I wasn t sure I wanted to know I wondered if anything happy and good, beyond the publication and vast success of her novels, would happen to her But it did For a brief moment, Charlotte e
What a sad life Charlotte Bronte lived Well, really all three women led sad lives but Charlotte had to endure What geniuses Emily, Anne, and Charlotte were though I many families can have three wonderful novelists in them I ve read a book by all three, I can t say I have a favorite among them, but I ve enjoyed the three I have read 5 star books I can t imagine what Anne Emily would have come up with if they had lived long enough Charlotte has received the most accolades but they all deserve recognition for their literary genius I enjoyed this novel for the most part I liked all the information about the Brontes, most I already knew but it s still so sad to read about So much death and sadness Now I know why they escaped into their imaginary worlds How lucky for their readers What I didn t like was that I thought it was a little too long
For the life of me I cannot understand why I was so hesitant to read this novel in the historical fiction genre Perhaps I was expecting fiction than fact, fluff than substance What a pleasant surprise to discover that Romancing Miss Bronte was nothing like that at all Ms Gael s prose is somewhat Austenesque although her subject matter is nowhere near Ms Austen s well to do, charming, close knit family with suitors stumbling over each other This is the story of the family Bronte headed by a patriarch who is curate of the little Yorkshire town of Haworth and perhaps living through his own grief he pays little attention to his lonely, tragic brood who resort to creating their own imaginary worlds through stories and poetry Though their brother, Branwell struggles with his own demons, the girls, Emily, Anne a
Biografia romanzata di una famiglia straordinariaQuesta biografia romanzata parte dall arrivo del reverendo Arthur Bell Nicholls il curato del reverendo Bront alla canonica di Haworth Le tre sorelle Bront , Charlotte, Emily e Anne, nutrono il sogno di rendersi indipendenti Un sogno piuttosto arduo da realizzarsi per tre donne nell Inghilterra Vittoriana Le fanciulle, dopo una breve e difficile parentesi come istitutrici, sperano di poter aprire una propria scuola Intanto vivono nella piccola cittadina dello Yorkshire dedicandosi a lunghe ed estenuanti passeggiate nella brughiera, accompagnate dagli adorati cani Flossy e Keeper, tollerando a malapena gli sbalzi di u dell amatissimo fratello Branwell che soffre i postumi di una relazione adulterina stordendosi con alcol e oppio e scrivendo.Fin da giovanissimi i quattro fratelli Bront , infatti, si sono dedicati alla scrittura, ambientando le loro opere nei mondi fantastici di Angria Charlotte e Branwell e di Gondal Emily e Anne Cos Charlotte, Emily e Anne pensano di raccogliere in un unico volume le loro poesie pi belle e di darle alle stampe Per farsi prendere seriamente in considerazione dalle case editrici e per mantenere l anonimato, le tre
I hope I can do justice to Romancing Miss Bronte when I describe why this is one of the best books I ve ever read, certainly the best historical fiction novel I ve ever had the pleasure to read.Let me begin by saying that even before hearing about this novel, I have always wanted to read a realistic book about Charlotte Bronte s life That s because I always considered it such a tragedy that almost all the people she was close to died so early, and she herself marrying someone that as I got the impression from reading the bios she didn t truly and passionately love And dying during her pregnancy at that What a sad way to go I wished that there was an author out there who would be able to capture Charlotte s life all the way to that conclusion honestly and sympathetically, at the least, with maybe some extra insight into the life of an author I only knew a little bit about I really wanted a happy ending to what I believed was a sad fate for Charlotte, author of such a tremendous work like Jane Eyre With this novel, I got all of that, but also a level of such love and respect for the Bronte siblings, their lives and work, that I wa
Haunting, intriguing, enthralling Juliet Gael s Romancing Miss Bront is a delight Once I picked this book up, if I stopped reading it for a short while, I continued to think about these characters until I began reading the book again The Bront family and all the people who are connected to the Bront s truly became real people to me I cared about all of them, and I reacted to them When Patrick Bront yelled horrific statements to Charlotte, I became angry I marched across the moors with Emily I was quiet and reflective with Anne, and I wanted to shake Branwell senseless I laughed, cried, but I kept Charlotte s hope I cheered when Charlotte published Jane Erye Emily published Wuthering Heights Anne published Agnes Grey I waited with the authors until the reviews were released I felt all their emotions And then there was Arthur, Patrick Bron s curate This is a
Se siete delle appassionate delle sorelle Bront e avete letto i loro romanzi, non potrete fare a meno di questo libro Juliet Gael ripercorre la vita di Charotte, Emily e Anne Bront in una delicata sintesi di realt e finzione Le loro vite ritirate e a contatto con la natura, le difficolt di dimostrare il proprio talento perch donne, le privazioni e la salute cagionevole che porta alla prematura scomparsa delle due sorelle pi giovani, il successo che giunge, forse troppo tardi, le passioni, i sogni e le sconfitte di Charlotte ma anche di tutte e tre le sorelle, di cui lei fu sempre portavoce Il romanzo molto centrato su Charlotte, la maggiore delle sorelle scrittrici, la pi famosa e longeva Emily e Anne moriranno rispettivamente nel 1848 e 1849 di tubercolosi, la stessa malattia che aveva stroncato al vita del loro unico fratello e che le aveva rese malaticce per tutta la vita, mentre Charlotte morir nel 1854 autrice di quel Jane Eyre che tanto le port fortuna e per il quale ancora ricordata tra le pi grandi scrittrici della letteratura mondiale Il personaggio creato da Charlotte ancora
Ma l intelligenza era una qualit inutile in una ragazza, e cos Charlotte aveva tenuto le sue speranze strettamente confinate nella sua immaginazione Le teneva chiuse a chiave nelle sue scatoline, negli scrittoi e nei cassetti segreti, e guardava il fratello avventurarsi nel mondo per vivere i suoi sogni al posto suo Grande carica emotiva