Fiction - The Brontë Sisters
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics. All three sisters attended different schools at various times as well as being taught at home. The Brontë children were often left alone together in their isolated home and all began to write stories at an early age. Anne's "Agnes Grey" was published in 1847. Drawing on her own experiences, Anne Bronte wrote her first novel out of an urgent need to inform her contemporaries about the desperate position of unmarried, educated women driven to take up the only "respectable" career open to them--that of a governess. Struggling with the monstrous Bloomfield children and then disdained in the superior Murray household, Agnes tells a story that is a compelling inside view of Victorian chauvinism and ruthless materialism. AudioGO invites you to step back into time and download this wonderful story to your favorite audio device.
That same year, Charlotte's "Jane Eyre" was also published. A novel of intense power and intrigue, it originally dazzled and shocked readers with its passionate depictions of a woman’s search for equality and freedom. Hear of Jane's love for Rochester and discover his terrible secrets. This wonderful, classic tale is available at AudioGO as a 16 CD set - that's more than 19 hours of unabridged reading. Fall in love with one of literature's most beloved novels.
Emily's "Wuthering Heights" was published in 1848. It's set among the moors that were so familiar to Emily. It is a somber and dramatic story dominated by Heathcliff, a passionate and embittered soul. All of the emotions are there to draw you in: love, hate and revenge. That is what makes for wonderful listening to this selection that is available at AudioGO as a 10 CD set - more than 11 hours of listening or choose the audio download to listen on your favorite player. Begin your exploration of the Bronte sisters today.
Reader: Emilia Fox
Drawing on her own experiences, Anne Brontë wrote her first novel out of an urgent need to inform her contemporaries about the desperate position of unmarried, educated women driven to take up...$11.97 $19.95
The dramatic and sombre story of Wuthering Heights is dominated by Heathcliffe, a passionate and embittered soul, picked up as a gypsy waif by Mr Earnshaw and then reared in the bosom of his own...$17.97 $29.95
Reader: James Wilby
Even after the resounding triumph of ‘Jane Eyre’, Charlotte Brontë could persuade no one to publish ‘The Professor’, her first novel. This story of William Crimsworth, who goes to...$15.57 $25.95
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Reader: Alex Jennings
Helen Huntingdon flees a disastrous marriage and retreats to the desolate, half-ruined moorland mansion, Wildfell Hall. With her small son, Arthur, she adopts an assumed name and makes her living...$17.97 $29.95$29.95
Wuthering Heights (Unabridged with eBook)
'Wuthering Heights', first published in 1847, is set amongst the wind-blasted moors known to Emily Brontë from her life at Haworth in Yorkshire, where her father was a clergyman. The dramatic...$14.97 $29.95
Reader: Juliet Stevenson
The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate...$17.97 $29.95$29.95