A Fiery Heart
ISBN10: 0345803418 ISBN13: 9780345803412 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Feb 7 2017 Pages: 462 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Charlotte Bront famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and with siblings whose astonishing 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 intensity. Bront 's blazingly intelligent female characters brimming with hidden passions transformed English literature, even as a heartrending series of personal losses followed the author's literary success. Charlotte Bront A Fiery Heart is a groundbreaking view of the beloved writer as a young woman ahead of her time.