The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jun 30, 2009 - Fiction - 512 pages
15 Reviews

"I have written about the joys of love. I have, in my secret heart, long dreamt of an intimate connection with a man; every Jane, I believe, deserves her Rochester."

Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte possesses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings—creating Jane Eyre and other novels that stand among literature's most beloved works. Living a secluded life in the wilds of Yorkshire with her sisters Emily and Anne, their drug-addicted brother, and an eccentric father who is going blind, Charlotte Bronte dreams of a real love story as fiery as the ones she creates.

But it is in the pages of her diary where Charlotte exposes her deepest feelings and desires—and the truth about her life, its triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, the inspiration behind her work, her scandalous secret passion for the man she can never have . . . and her intense, dramatic relationship with the man she comes to love, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls.

"Who is this man who has dared to ask for my hand? Why is my father so dead set against him? Why are half the residents of Haworth determined to lynch him—or shoot him?"

From Syrie James, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, comes a powerfully compelling, intensely researched literary feat that blends historical fact and fiction to explore the passionate heart and unquiet soul of Charlotte Bronte. It is Charlotte's story, just as she might have written it herself.

  

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Review: The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte. Yet I did find this book to only touch the surface of their lives and who they were. The author seemed to portray certain people in the ... Read full review

Review: The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë

User Review  - Jennifer Zimny - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Anyone who knows me knows I read everything on the Brontes, so I am well versed in their story. I found this book a compelling and engrossing account of their lives. Is ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
21
Section 3
36
Section 4
56
Section 5
80
Section 6
97
Section 7
115
Section 8
135
Section 14
262
Section 15
278
Section 16
297
Section 17
319
Section 18
340
Section 19
358
Section 20
385
Section 21
387

Section 9
161
Section 10
189
Section 11
218
Section 12
234
Section 13
248
Section 22
398
Section 23
415
Section 24
433
Section 25
451
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About the author (2009)

Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

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