Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel

by Sheila Kohler

Penguin Group US | December 29, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel is rated 3 out of 5 by 3.
Read Sheila Kohler's posts on the Penguin Blog.



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.




Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 29, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101159642

ISBN - 13: 9781101159644

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dull and depressing I made it to only page 35 of this book before giving up. The writing was awkward, the characters felt one-dimensional and drab, and the story was depressing and dull. I gave up disappointed, and am moving on to the next book on my list.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jane Eyre fans will love this! I think my ten minute contemplation of buying this book paid off! I was a little iffy when reading reviews and the synopsis. I thought this will either be a hit or miss. And it was a hit! It can't be considered a fictious biography, rather, a biography with fictional elements. Kohler builds her narrative on the foundation of Charlottes life, and the events unwinding during the "becoming" of Jane Eyre.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Discovering Charlotte Bronte Artfully written and beautifully imagined, Becoming Jane Eyre is a mastering novel and a look inside the life of author Charlotte Bronte. While she is at her father’s bedside, Bronte shares the story of her life and the writing of her masterpiece Jane Eyre and interweaves both narratives. Charlotte recounts her years as a student in Belgium, then a teacher and her affair with the married school master, then her years as a lonely governess for a wealthy family. This novel really exhibits what it was like for female authors in the 19th century as Charlotte and her sisters, Emily and Anne, struggle to get their novels published in a male dominated society. If you have read Jane Eyre or any of the Bronte sister’s novels, you will see how much the sisters drew from their own life and experiences that informed much of their writing. In fact, you can really see how similar Jane Eyre is to Charlotte. Throughout we see the many inspirations for the construction of some of literatures finest and most profound novels by the Bronte sisters including; Wuthering Heights by Emily, The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne and Shirley one of Charlotte’s other masterpieces, the two latter titles being some of my favorite novels. It really seems as if the three sisters had a lonely solitary life and I can somewhat identify with that. That is one of the things that drew me to Jane Eyre, which remains to this day to be my favorite novel. The sisters were really familiar with the plight of being a woman and even after almost two centuries, for those stories to still resonate is very special. If you have read Jane Eyre, you will like this book. If you haven’t maybe this book with inspire you to pick it up. Story **** Characters *** Readability ****l Overall Rating ****
Date published: 2013-10-28

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Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel

by Sheila Kohler

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 29, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101159642

ISBN - 13: 9781101159644

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Read Sheila Kohler's posts on the Penguin Blog.



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.




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