One of the greatest figures of Victorian English literature went through the painfully awkward experience of one-sided love. Part I of investigating Charlotte's doomed romance.
Alas, it is none other than Charlotte who actively prevented her sister’s work from achieving its full, deserved fame.
The Brontë sisters were struck by the things they had seen at their tender age. Their personalities, even, were shaped by the dysfunctionality of their early upbringing.
Frustrating Brontë fans worldwide, Emily Brontë still gets exactly what she wants two centuries later: to continue being a secret.
Our understanding of the Brontë sisters, really, is so much more complete when we can connect a face to the names and stories.
It's empowering to know that Charlotte Brontë, a known master with her timeless pen and paper, struggled with self-esteem all the same.
Brontëmania is a very real phenomenon. Even if it exists with around only sixty other people on the planet, many of whom are over sixty years of age.