The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte

Paperback | September 14, 2012

bySyrie James

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"I have written about the joys of love. I have, in my secret heart, long dreamt of an intimate connection with a man; every Jane, I believe, deserves her Rochester."

Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte possesses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings—creating Jane Eyre and other novels that stand among literature's most beloved works. Living a secluded life in the wilds of Yorkshire with her sisters Emily and Anne, their drug-addicted brother, and an eccentric father who is going blind, Charlotte Bronte dreams of a real love story as fiery as the ones she creates.

But it is in the pages of her diary where Charlotte exposes her deepest feelings and desires—and the truth about her life, its triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, the inspiration behind her work, her scandalous secret passion for the man she can never have . . . and her intense, dramatic relationship with the man she comes to love, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls.

"Who is this man who has dared to ask for my hand? Why is my father so dead set against him? Why are half the residents of Haworth determined to lynch him—or shoot him?"

From Syrie James, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, comes a powerfully compelling, intensely researched literary feat that blends historical fact and fiction to explore the passionate heart and unquiet soul of Charlotte Bronte. It is Charlotte's story, just as she might have written it herself.

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"I have written about the joys of love. I have, in my secret heart, long dreamt of an intimate connection with a man; every Jane, I believe, deserves her Rochester."Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte possesses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings—creating Jane Eyre and other novels that sta...

Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimedNocturne;Dracula, My Love;The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte(Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestsellerThe Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen(Best First Novel 2008,Library Journal.) Translation rights for...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.05 inPublished:September 14, 2012Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006164837X

ISBN - 13:9780061648373

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting As a fan of Jane Eyre I was very interested in this book, and it did not disappoint. If I had to imagine it myself, thsi si exactly what I would have pictured as a diary for Charlotte bronte. And it is that much better because of the reasearch that has gone into it, and the fact that it is mostly based on fact. The writing was great, captivating. I will certainly read the Jane Austen book as well.
Date published: 2009-12-23

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“I WAS TRANSPORTED... The Bronte sisters were so removed from the world and yet so compelling to get to know. If you’ve ever been a Bronte reader, then I’d thoroughly recommend Syrie James’s book. If you’ve never dabbled in Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights, what’s stopping you?”