Charlotte Bronte Revisited: A view from the 21st century
By (author) Sophie Franklin
Everybody knows Charlotte Bronte. World-famous for her novel Jane Eyre, she’s a giant of literature and has been written about in reverential tones in scores of textbooks over the years. But what do we really know about Charlotte? As the famous siblings celebrate their bicentenaries, Charlotte Bronte Revisited looks at Charlotte through 21st-century eyes. Discover the real Charlotte: her private world of convention, rebellion and imagination, and how they shaped her life and writing – including the paranormal, nature, feminism and politics. It’s an indispensable guide for students and literature lovers, and emphatically shows why Charlotte is as relevant today as she ever was.
Sophie Franklin is forging an academic career studying the Bronte sisters and their literary works, after receiving a First from St Andrews University and a Distinction in her MLitt from the University of Durham – where she also co-organised a Bronte conference in 2017. She has worked in bookselling and in an editorial capacity for a small publishing house.