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Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Imogen Stubbs Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780001913
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The brief and tragic life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) is captured here in the beautiful letters she wrote to her best friend Ellen Hussey, as she describes the long winter evenings spent in the bleak Haworth parsonage in the company of her sisters Emily and Anne. After working unhappily as a governess abroad in Brussels, she returns to the moors where she writes her most successful novel, Jane Eyre. She then enters the most tragic period of her life as her brother Branwell, a vicious drunk, dies in September 1848, followed within twelve months by both of her sisters Emily and Anne. Charlotte then marries her father’s curate only to die herself a few months later. The Letters of Charlotte Brontë provide an emotional insight into the wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it.

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About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) grew up in the isolated parsonage at Haworth, Yorkshire, where her father was curate. She and her sisters Emily and Anne thrived in fantasy worlds that drew on their voracious reading of Shakespeare, romantic, and gothic fiction. Charlotte was employed as a teacher and a governess before she began writing with her sisters. The Professor, her first novel, was rejected for publication until 1857, although Jane Eyre, published in 1847 under a pseudonym, achieved great success.

About the Narrator

Imogen Stubbs made her name on stage with the Royal Shakespearean Company, notably as Desdemona in Othello, but she is probably best known to British audiences as Anna Lee, the private detective heroine on the 1990s TV series by the same name. She later played Sarah Spiller in the whimsical BBC kids series Big Kids. On film she had key roles in Sense and Sensibility and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. She and her former husband, director Sir Trevor Nunn, have two children together.