The Letters of Charlotte Bronte

  • by Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by Imogen Stubbs
  • 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The brief and tragic life of Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) is captured here in the beautiful letters she wrote to her best friend, Ellen Hussey, as she describes the long winter evenings spent in the bleak Haworth parsonage in the company of her sisters Emily and Anne.
Having worked unhappily as a governess and lived abroad in Brussels, she returns to the moors, where she writes her most successful novel, Jane Eyre. She then enters the most tragic period of her life as her brother, Branwell, a vicious drunk, dies in September 1848, followed within 12 months by both of her sisters Emily and Anne. Charlotte then marries her father’s curate, only to die herself a few months later. The letters of Charlotte Bronte provide emotional insight into the wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it. In this production, Imogen Stubbs plays Charlotte.


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Beautifully read

These letters are beautifully read by the narrator, and as you would expect from Charlotte Bronte, the letters exquisite. However it is the recording that lets this down. At one point words are edited out - I say words, it could be a sentence or a whole passage. At another part there is a clicking that makes it hard to concentrate on the words.
This is a pity as it is beautiful otherwise.
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- mrssharpe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2010
  • Publisher: The Copyright Group