Becoming Jane Eyre

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Author name: 
Sheila Kohler
Affiliation: 
Alumni
Affiliation: 
Faculty
School: 
School of the Arts
Genre: 
Fiction
Subject: 
Fiction

A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre

The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two
children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son
destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood,
with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent.

So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately
unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created
her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of
readers who adore Jane Eyre.