Becoming Jane Eyre

Becoming Jane Eyre

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A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre

The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.

So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre.





Random House, Inc.
A beautifully imagined tale of the Brontë sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre.  Sheila Kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available.

The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.

So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre, as well as biographies about the Brontës like Claire Harman’s Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart.

Baker & Taylor
A reimagining of the life of the Brontë sisters on the gloomy Yorkshire moors of the mid-19th century finds Charlotte penning her future classic against a backdrop of the deaths of family members, a father's illness, a brother's opiate dependency and her sisters' shared literary visions. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

A reimagining of the life of the Brontèe sisters finds Charlotte penning her future classic against a backdrop of the deaths of family members, a father's illness, a brother's dependency, and her sisters' shared literary visions.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780143115977
Branch Call Number: FIC KOH
Characteristics: 234, 13 p. ;,20 cm.

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AL_KATI May 30, 2017

Beautifully written.

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dbrh852
Nov 19, 2013

What a disappointment! This book is tagged as a novel, but it is a poor one. I wanted to like it because I am such a devoted fan of Bronte's Jane Eyre. How sad that this author chose to write a novel about her that only makes her appear common and dull. I cannot recommend this book.

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uncommonreader
Aug 01, 2012

A fictionalized account of the period when Jane Eyre was written. The author lacks indepth knowledge of the Brontes. Yet another example of "pushing the present into the past".

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whenthecatsaway
Oct 27, 2011

I couldn't get past the first chapter.

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