The Professor (1857) was Charlotte Bront's first and least regarded novel, rejected by all publishers during her lifetime and published posthumously by her widower A. B. Nicholls. Charlotte herself defended the novel passionately. "I said to myself that my hero should work his way through life as I had seen real living men work theirs -- that he should never get a shilling he had not earned." Indeed, William Crimsworth, the hero, is the self-made master of all his life's ambiguous fortune, including his career as a professor in Brussels, and his true love. Whatever the comparisons to Charlotte Bront's other, more popular novels, The Professor deserves a closer examination and a new reader perspective.
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PROFESSOR 8KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This first novel went unpublished during Bront 's lifetime, rejected by publishers each time it was submitted despite her growing fame for such works as Jane Eyre and Shirley. It was released only ... Read full review
Review: The ProfessorUser Review - Julia - Goodreads
LM Montgommery is said to have mentioned that Charlotte Bronte was not very funny. I diagree completey. In Jane Eyre she is practically hillarious at times, but in this book she is really NEVER funny ... Read full review