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Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), a poor clergyman’s daughter from Yorkshire, England, worked as a teacher and governess before her publication of Jane Eyre won her instant fame. She went on to produce three more novels before dying at the age of thirty-eight.


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Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Edited by Helen Cooper, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Helen Cooper
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | June 2016
$25.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-241-19896-4 (0-241-19896-8)

In time for the 200th anniversary of her birth, a Penguin Hardcover Classics edition of the book many believe to be Charlotte Brontë's crowning achievement

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she... Read more






Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte and Helen Benedict, Introduction by Adriana Trigiani
Signet | Paperback | May 2014
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-46544-3 (0-451-46544-X)

Fleeing an unhappy past in England, penniless Lucy Snowe starts life anew at a boarding school in cosmopolitan Villette, a stand-in for Brussels. The mystery, jealousy, and love that she finds there give Charlotte Brontë’s final novel much of the Gothic tone and psychological incisiveness that prompted George Eliot, Virginia Woolf... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Illustrated by Jessica Hische
Penguin Books | Hardcover | December 2012
$22.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312314-9 (0-14-312314-9)

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische 

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-241969-4 (0-14-241969-9)

Orphaned Jane is sent to work as a governess for brooding Mr. Rochester's daughter, Adele. Love begins to grow between Jane and her moody employer, but his mysterious first wife threatens to ruin their chance at happiness. Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Illustrated by Ruben Toledo
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310615-9 (0-14-310615-5)

An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.

Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless... Read more






The Bronte Sisters
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2009
$23.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310583-1 (0-14-310583-3)

 

The most cherished novels from England's talented sisters, all 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... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Edited by Stevie Davies, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Stevie Davies, Noted by Stevie Davies
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | October 2009
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-104038-7 (0-14-104038-6)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Charlotte Brontë's first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-45519-2 (0-307-45519-X)

Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane's childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after... Read more






Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$11.95/13.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-45556-7 (0-307-45556-4)

Charlotte Brontë's final masterpiece powerfully portrays a woman struggling to reconcile love, jealousy, and a fierce desire for independence.

Having fled a harrowing past in England, Lucy Snowe begins a new life teaching at a boarding school in the great capital of a foreign country. There, as she tries to achieve independence... Read more






Shirley and The Professor
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Introduction by Rebecca Fraser
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 2008
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26821-1 (0-307-26821-7)

These two classic novels, together with Brontë's well-known Jane Eyre and Villette, comprise a magnificent oeuvre, each one a singular achievement of characterization, human understanding, and narrative elegance and drama.

Shirley
is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women: shy and socially constrained Caroline, the poor niece...

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Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Afterword by Marcelle Clements, Introduction by Erica Jong
Signet | Paperback | April 2008
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53091-2 (0-451-53091-8)

Charlotte Brontë’s romantic gothic novel, featuring one of literature’s most memorable heroines.
 
With her 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë created one of the most unforgettable heroines of all time. Jane Eyre is an orphan, penniless and plain, but full of courage and spirit. She has endured incredible hardship to...

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Tales of Angria
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Edited by Heather Glen
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043509-2 (0-14-043509-3)

Youthful writings by the autor of Jane Eyre

In 1834, Charlotte Bronte, together with her brother Branwell, created the imaginary kingdom of Angria, about which she was to write prolifically for the next five years. The five “novelettes” in this volume are the last of her Angrian tales. Written from the viewpoint... Read more






Shirley
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Edited by Jessica Cox, Introduction by Lucasta Miller
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143986-0 (0-14-143986-6)

A passionate but unsentimental depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations

Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his... Read more






The Illustrated Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Illustrated by Dame Darcy
Avery | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$21.95/27.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-200514-9 (0-14-200514-2)

A devoted readership will recognize Dame Darcy as the creator of highly original and off-kilter comic books. Here she uses her lavishly detailed illustrations to bring the best-loved Victorian novel Jane Eyre back into the spotlight. Darkly elegant illustrations draw back the novel’s curtain, revealing the depths of human depravity, despair... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Edited by Stevie Davies, Introduction by Stevie Davies, Noted by Stevie Davies
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144114-6 (0-14-144114-3)

Charlotte Brontë's moving masterpiece – the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian)

A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a... Read more






Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Edited by Helen Cooper, Introduction by Helen Cooper
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-043479-8 (0-14-043479-8)

"I am only just returned to a sense of real wonder about me, for I have been reading Villette..." —George Eliot

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls’ boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in... Read more






Hell Hath No Fury
Written by Anna Holmes, Anne Boleyn, Cindy Chupack and Charlotte Bronte, Foreword by Francine Prose
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46544-3 (0-345-46544-X)

It’s as old as time: the breakup letter. The kiss-off. The Dear John. The big adios. Simple in its premise, stunningly perfect in its effect. From Anne Boleyn to Sex and the City writer/producer Cindy Chupack, from women both well-known and unknown, imaginary and real, the letters here span the centuries... Read more






Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Introduction by A. S. Byatt and Ignes Sodre
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75850-8 (0-375-75850-X)


"Villette! Villette! Have you read it?" exclaimed George Eliot when Charlotte Brontë's final novel appeared in 1853. "It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. There is something almost preternatural in its power."

Arguably Brontë's most refined and deeply felt work, Villette draws on her profound loneliness following the deaths... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Introduction by Diane Johnson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78332-9 (0-679-78332-6)

Introduction by Diane Johnson
Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope
 
Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including... Read more






Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 1992
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40988-5 (0-679-40988-2)

Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that...

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Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Introduction by Lucy Hughes Hallett
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40582-5 (0-679-40582-8)

Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence are tested to the limit as their love for each other grows, and the secrets of Mr Rochester's past are revealed.

Charlotte Brontë’s novel about the passionate love between Jane... Read more






The Professor
Written by Charlotte Bronte, Introduction by Heather Glen
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 1989
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043311-1 (0-14-043311-2)

"The middle and latter portion of The Professor is as good as I can write. It contains more pith, more substance, more reality, in my judgment, than much of Jane Eyre." - Charlotte Brontë

The Professor
was the first novel that Charlotte Brontë completed. Rejected by the publisher who took on the... Read more






Villette
Written by Charlotte Bronte
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1986
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21243-3 (0-553-21243-5)

With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Bronte reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Bronte's most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic past to become an instructor in... Read more






Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte
Bantam Classics | Paperback | September 1983
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21140-5 (0-553-21140-4)

Charlotte Brontë’s impassioned novel is the love story of Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, and her employer, the arrogant, brooding Mr. Rochester. Published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, the book heralded a new kind of heroine—one whose virtuous integrity, keen intellect, and tireless perseverance broke through class... Read more





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