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1. The Brontës: Three Great Novels:
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2. The Complete Poems of Emily Jane
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3. The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels:
$80.00
4. The Bronte Sisters: Selected Poems
5. Jane Eyre (Case Studies in Contemporary
6. Bronte Transformaitons: The Cultural
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7. Wuthering Heights (Literature
$81.95
8. The Genesis of Wuthering Heights:

1. The Brontës: Three Great Novels: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Brontes)
by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
Paperback: 944 Pages (1994-04-07)
list price: US$19.95
Isbn: 0192822853
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Demonstrating the remarkable range of their powers, this volume of three works by the Brontë sisters offers readers the opportunity to witness their unique combination of realism and romance which places these novels among the greatest works of nineteenth century literature. Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre met immediate success when it was first published in 1847 and remains a much-loved classic. Considered by the public to be rough and strange when it was originally published, Emily Brontë's only novel Wuthering Heights has become one the most popular of all English novels. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë's second novel, was a dramatic and courageous challenge to the conventions supposedly upheld by Victorian society. It has since become a classic, compelling in its imaginative power, the realism and range of its dialogue, and its psychological insight into the characters involved in a marital battle. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Three Brilliant Bronte Masterpieces In One Edition - Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Three authors who greatly influenced the direction of the English novel also happened to be sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte. Charlotte's "Jane Eyre," Emily's "Wuthering Heights, and Anne's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," extraordinary novels all, comprise this Oxford University Press edition. The people, events and settings which marked these young women's lives, as well as their vivid imaginations, impacted their writing significantly.

Charlotte Brontë consciously tried to achieve financial success from the family's literary efforts. She wanted to make her living as a writer, and her goals were the most professional of the three. Her novel "Jane Eyre," a dark gothic romance, is the story of a governess and her passionate love for her Byronic employer, Mr. Rochester. It is ranked among the great English novels. There are many recurring themes here, some of which are repeated in other works by Charlotte Bronte: relationships between men and women and their different roles and limitations in society; relations between social classes; religion and morality; the need to fulfill the desires of others versus the necessity to maintain one's personal integrity; the conflict between reason and passion, and, of course, Jane's deep need to love and be loved. However, primary to the tale is the magnificent, complex character of Jane herself.

Long before the women's suffrage movement, Miss Bronte created, in the character of Jane, an intelligent, independent, strong-willed female, determined to make her place in the world. Equality between the sexes is not brought up in the novel, neither legally nor politically. What the persona of Jane addresses here is obvious in the following very famous lines: "Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex."

Emily Bronte is said, by many literary critics, to be the undisputed genius of the family. An uncompromising, enigmatic, almost reclusive personality, she produced only one novel and a few poems, yet she is ranked among the giants of English literature. "Wuthering Heights," her masterpiece, is the wild, passionate story of the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw, another intelligent, independent, strong-willed heroine, and the gypsy-like foundling Heathcliff. This novel, however, is much more than a love story. "Wuthering Heights" is about hatred, cruelty, delusion, frustrated yearning, deep despair and vengeance. At times its very darkness is depressing and painful. Yet love and faithfulness, which endure beyond death, bring hope and much needed light to this tale; as does a second love story, born from the seeds of the first. The author also addresses the issues of social class here. Emily's powerful prose, its very beauty and energy, make the book such a literary classic. Charlotte published "A Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell" in 1850, in which she explained the morbidity of Emily's work by referring to the "horror of great darkness" in her life.

Of the three extraordinarily gifted Brontë sisters, Anne has been judged the least talented. I say, look at her competition, and her short lifespan. I also think her novel "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," about a young woman's marriage to a dissipated, villainous rake, is brilliant. Some of the behavior described in the narrative is apparently taken from events which Anne witnessed when she worked as a governess. She openly stated that in "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" she, "wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it." This well written, extraordinary tale can most definitely hold its own against the works of her sisters, and those of other noted authors of the period. Both "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" have been wildly praised for their realism and integrity.

All three girls were born in Thornton, England in the early 1800s. Their father Patrick, was a poor Anglican clergyman. He and his wife had six children. The two oldest daughters, Maria and Elizabeth died before reaching adulthood. Their brother Patrick Branwell, was just a year older than Emily. Shortly after Anne's birth their father accepted a position in Haworth, located within the Yorkshire moors, a wide, wild, vast, uninhabited wilderness which was to have a major effect on all three women's writing. Emily loved walking the moorlands with her dogs, so much so, in fact, that she became desperately unhappy when away from home. She was extremely introspective, and preferred the outdoors to the company of her peers. Thus she made few friends. Her intensity of character is evident in "Wuthering Heights."

When Mrs. Bronte died, soon after reaching Haworth, the children were cared for by their maternal aunt. Charlotte and Emily were sent to Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire but they returned within a year. The treatment at Cowan Bridge was very harsh, and Charlotte later modeled Lowood School, ("Jane Eyre"), after it. "The food was poor and insufficient and they were treated with inhuman severity." The two oldest sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, actually died as a result of the conditions and the sickness contracted there. Charlotte's fiction is full of motherless and orphaned heroines whose loneliness is frequently the driving force behind their search for a place of belonging

For the next several years, the Bronte children were taught at home. They were extremely inventive and creative with their games and imaginary stories. Charlotte attended Miss Wooler's school at Roe Head for one year in 1831, then returned home and taught her sisters. She went back to the Wooler's school to teach in 1835, but after bouts of depression and poor health, she resigned from her position. Again, Charlotte draws material from this experience to use in Jane Eyre.

Charlotte, Emily and Jane collaborated on a book of poems, published at their own expense, entitled "Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell." The pseudonyms were chosen to match the first letter of their names. In 1847 Anne's "Agnes Grey" and Emily's "Wuthering Heights" were published together in three volumes. Although her first novel, "The Professor" was rejected, Charlotte's "Jane Eyre: An Autobiography" was an immediate success. Oddly, Currer Bell was identified as the editor rather than the author. The subtitle was dropped in subsequent editions.The popularity of the Bronte novels allowed Anne's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" to be published shortly thereafter. The sisters' identity as authors was at first unknown, even to their publishers. It was not until after the publication of Charlotte's "Shirley" in 1849 that the truth was made public. By the date of this last publication, the Bronte's family life was to be tragically destroyed.

Branwell Bronte, an unstable man with a history of alcohol and opium use died in September 1848. Emily then fell ill and died of tuberculosis December 19, 1848. Anne soon followed, contracting tuberculosis that same year and dying May 28, 1949. Charlotte continued to live virtually alone at Haworth. The three sisters are almost as famous for their short, tragic lives as for their novels.

Charlotte published "Villette" in 1853. During this period, Charlotte also accepted an offer of marriage from her father's curate Arthur Bell Nicholls and on June 29, 1854, she and Nicholls were wed. She became quite ill with toxemia during pregnancy, complicated by the Brontë susceptibility to tuberculosis. She died March 31, 1855. Her first novel "The Professor "was published posthumously in 1857, and a fragment from an unfinished work entitled "Emma" was published in 1860.

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte were writers destined to have a tremendous impact on English literature. I cannot recommend their novels highly enough.
JANA

4-0 out of 5 stars not to be missed
This book is an extremely exciting, rivetting novel, obviously written in a very different time to our own. Gilbert Markham, Helen Huntingdon and M Lawrence all make for an exciting story ...one not to be missed ... Read more


2. The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Bronte
by Emily Bronte
Paperback: 262 Pages (1995-04-15)
list price: US$28.00 -- used & new: US$22.53
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Asin: 0231103476
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The renowned Hatfield edition includes verse from an early, pseudonymous volume entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, as well as 200 works collected from various manuscript sources after Brontë's death in 1848. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars recommended
its just so beautiful! i imagine if everyone could embrace the power that we see in this book, would be a better wworld!! the wild, the life (another one), the love and care is just some words that keep us close to emily's poems. if you dont have, need to!

5-0 out of 5 stars Emily bronte
Excellent timing, the book was for my sister and her 24th birthday. She was an English major in college and loves the writer.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read/own book
I recommend this volume of poetry to any Emily Bronte fan. I own a copy of this collection of poetry. I can certainly see traces of Wuthering Heights in these poems. My favorite poem (besides the Gondal poems) is a chilling account of a dark young man coming to a family's home for dinner. I'm not sure if the young man is human, ghost, or demon, but if you read this poem in this amazing collection you can judge for yourself. Also at the begining is an informative essay on the Gondal poems. I suggest that one should read that before beginning the poems because it is most helpful. Again this is a must-read book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Collection
Emily Bronte's poetry is wild and beautiful.Ranging between gentle melancholy to fierce pride, her poems successfully capture human emotion.Many of her poems are about, or written from the viewpoint of the inhabitants of, the fictional kingdom of Gondal.Although these are set in an imaginary land, the Gondal poems stand well alongside the more personal verse.This particular volume is valuable because it includes a description and history of the Gondal saga Emily and her sister Anne created.It is often hard, in other collections, to tell which is personal and which is fictional, but here the Gondal poems are listed.This is very useful to those who wish to study this creation of the Bronte imagination.Also useful is the the chronological order of the poems (as far as can be determined), which makes it easy to follow her development as a poet.I recommend it highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking
Few who read Emily Bronte's poems and magnificent novel, Wuthering Heights, can fail to be moved by the sheer power of her language and insight. Though her tragic early death robbed the world of countlessliterary treasures, EJB's poetry here provides plenty of beautiful poetry(some of it foreshadowing WH) for those who love her to enjoy and study.Read it and savor it. ... Read more


3. The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; and Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
Paperback: 672 Pages (2009-12-29)
list price: US$22.00 -- used & new: US$11.92
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Asin: 0143105833
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The most cherished novel from each of England's talented sisters, in one gorgeously packaged volume

The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, Agnes Grey offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
I love the Bronte sisters. It's so nice to have three of their novels in one beautiful book. ... Read more


4. The Bronte Sisters: Selected Poems (Fyfield Books)
by Anne Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2002-04-12)
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Asin: 0415940893
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Although the Brontës have long fascinated readers of fiction and biography, their poetry was all too little known until this pioneering selection by Stevie Davies, the novelist and critic.Charlotte (1816-1855) is certainly a competent poet, and Anne (1820-1849) developed a distinctive voice, while Emily (1818-1848) is one of the great women poets in English.

Read together with their novels, the poems movingly elucidate the ideas around which the narratives revolve.And they surprise us out of our conventional notions of the sisters' personalities: Emily's rebelliousness, for example, is counterbalanced here by great tenderness.

This selection of over seventy poems gives an idea of the variety of thought and feeling within each author's work, and of the way in which the poems of these three remarkable writers parallel and reflect each other. ... Read more


5. Jane Eyre (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
by Charlotte Bronte
Paperback: 646 Pages (1996-05)
list price: US$15.55
Isbn: 0312142021
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.'I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.'Bronte's infamous Gothic novel tells the story of orphan Jane, a child of unfortunate circumstances. Raised and treated badly by her aunt and cousins and eventually sent away to a cruel boarding school, it is not until Jane becomes a governess at Thornfield that she finds happiness. Meek, measured, but determined, Jane soon falls in love with her brooding and stormy master, Mr Rochester, but it is not long before strange and unnerving events occur in the house and Jane is forced to leave Thornfield to pursue her future. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Helped me cruise through my workouts!
Wow!This woman can write a book that keeps you interested from the beginning.I was very impressed!To write with an ability to perfectly and mysteriously capture each characters personality.It is awesome, just read it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Dame Darcy: Jane Eyre
Trying to get your kids to read real books? Get them this one. It's Fabulous!

3-0 out of 5 stars $0.89 Kindle Edition
I'm going to rate the quality of the Kindle Edition since this seems to be the only place to do so.I won't go into the story since there's a perfectly good sysnopsis on the description page and several well written reivews on the work itself.The kindle edition was good to say the least.I did find a few spelling errors that were annoying, but none more so than the heroine, Jane, repeatedly being referred to as 'Janet' throughout the entire novel; I find this to be unacceptable.I do not know if this occurs in the print-versions as this was my first encounter with the story.Had there been less (or no) spelling errors as well as the correct name reference to the main character, I would have given it 5 stars on content alone---although it still creeps me out that 19 year olds and 40 year olds so frequently ended up marrying in that day and age, but I just had to put it out of my mind when reading.Otherwise it was a good read and I look forward to reading more works by the Bronte sisters.

5-0 out of 5 stars A true classic. This Kindle edition leaves some things to be desired.
What can I say about this work that has not already been said in the many reviews that came before? It is truly one of the greats of English literature, and re-reading it as an adult is a pleasure that reaps even more rewards than when I read it as a girl.

My only warning is for those who are reading it in the Kindle edition. The good points are that it is nicely formatted and almost free of spelling errors. The negatives are that it has no Table of Contents, linked or otherwise; and although it claims to be illustrated, no illustrations were included in the version I read.

For pure reading pleasure, this novel has few equals. For formatting, you might be able to find better.

5-0 out of 5 stars my favorite book
This book is the best book I have ever read and the only book that have enjoyed reading over and over again. I believe everyone should experience this great read about the life of Jane Eyre. ... Read more


6. Bronte Transformaitons: The Cultural Dissemination of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre
by Patsy Stoneman
Paperback: 400 Pages (1996-07-11)
list price: US$48.00
Isbn: 0133555615
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This work considers the ways in which two famous Bronte novels have passed into the general culture, including stage, film and television versions, book illustrations, comic books and paintings, operatic, ballet and musical versions, parodies, allusion, all kinds of incidental references, and also later "re-workings" of the original plot. It offers analyses of the various texts in terms of their historical and generic construction, aiming to relate the form of each derivative to its ideological function. This is achieved through a mix of traditional literary criticism with feminist, psychoanalytic and deconstructive techniques. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A fabulous work of scholarship
Patsy Stoneman has painstakingly investigated how the Brontes' works(specifically Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights) have been perceived andtransformed over time.The research she's done is remarkable.Sheinvestigates the implications in each film, stage, or musical version.Shealso dips a bit into how the Brontes themselves have been perceived overtime--this part of the book could be expanded.I also think a similiarwork investigating the works of Branwell and Anne Bronte is needed. ... Read more


7. Wuthering Heights (Literature Made Easy Series)
by Jane Easton
Paperback: 96 Pages (1999-08)
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Asin: 0764108298
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This English literature revision guide for GCSE English students discusses Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights". It features "mind maps" which summarize the entire work, icons, symbols, diagrams, cartoons and storyboards. ... Read more


8. The Genesis of Wuthering Heights: Third Edition
by Mary Visick
Hardcover: 88 Pages (1980-01-01)
list price: US$81.95 -- used & new: US$81.95
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Asin: 0313276870
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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A reprint of the 1965 edition of this study of the evolution of Emily Bronte's famous novel through her poetical writings. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Makes no sense!!
I really enjoyed reading this book (it was a good exercise in my vocabulary!), but it made no sense!!How can a gypsy boy be soulmates with a young patrician girl?Why doesn't he succeed?What is Bronte trying totell us?Frankly, I was frustrated trying to decipher the meaning of thisnovel.I was required to read it for an English course, and I would notread it again because it is so frustrating!

4-0 out of 5 stars A book so far ahead of its time-not just a romance!
This book is so very dark,Emily sure chose the moors as a suitable place for so much heavy brooding and deep-seated violence. I feel she was ahead of her time as the first classic tale of child abuse and domestic violence.That the children and women in this tale have no recourse for justice,thatother characters are content to sit back and watch the unfolding tragediesis a reflection,not only of her society,but of our own today. I loved it!Her imagery is enough to let you feel the cold,cruel wind and thebitter,twisted hearts that do as they must. The violence is perpetuated aswe see,down through the generations. Still,the blame must lay with the oldMr.Earnshaw. Wish Emily had enlightened us a little more about hisrelationship with his wife,whether he beat her,too or simply the children.God forbid that children were raised like that as a common day occurrence!

1-0 out of 5 stars This book sucked.I was made to read and never will again.
I think this book should be burned.It sucked

2-0 out of 5 stars The book is a boring, complicated, and exageratedlove story.
The book is about a juicy love story between many people.Catherine's love to every member of the male gender is ridiculous.The characters' relations to each other are undefined.There are too many narrator shiftsin the middle of the story.If you like romance (this one doesn't get tospecific about the relationships), then this is the book for you.But ifyou like action and something that progresses fast, you probably won't likethe book. ... Read more


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