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Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre /

by Fawkes, Glynnis [author.]; Bechdel, Alison [writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 92 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781368023290; 1368023290.Other title: At head of title: The Center for Cartoon Studies presents.Subject(s): Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc | Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Brontë family -- Comic books, strips, etc | Women novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Childhood and youth -- Cartoons and comics | Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Cartoons and comics | Women -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics | Graphic novelsSummary: "A graphic novel biography of Charlotte Bronte, following her and her siblings from childhood to the publication of Jane Eyre"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself? Charlotte, like her sisters Emily and Ann, was passionate about her work. She sought to cast an empathetic lens on characters often ignored by popular literature of the time, questioning societal assumptions with a sharp intellect and changing forever the landscape of western literature. This book presents a stunning examination of a woman who battled against the odds to make her voice heard.

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"A graphic novel biography of Charlotte Bronte, following her and her siblings from childhood to the publication of Jane Eyre"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

The Center for Cartoon Studies continues its series of comic-format biographies (Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, rev. 5/12; Thoreau at Walden) with Fawkes's well-researched look at Charlotte Bronte's life prior to the publication of Jane Eyre. According to the appended author's "postscript," Charlotte (among the Bronte sisters) "left the most evidence in the form of letters, diaries, and novels," which Fawkes quotes from as much as possible, though dialogue is mainly invented. Readers follow the chronological, episodic story depicting key moments from Charlotte's formal studies at austere boarding schools, her later teaching jobs, and her travels and time abroad in Belgium. Fawkes highlights Charlotte's rather bleak childhood (her mother and two eldest sisters died); her creativity inventing imaginary worlds and producing tiny, hand-lettered magazines with her siblings; and the difficulties she faced being taken seriously as a woman writer in the nineteenth century. Although panel layouts are unvaried and text-heavy, the monochrome bluish-purple palette nicely captures both the Brontes' beloved West Yorkshire moors and their harsh school environments. Fawkes's intricate line work skillfully places focus on characters' expressive faces, while Charlotte's energized writing sessions emphasize her undeterred spirit and dedication to her craft. An introduction by Fun Home graphic novelist Alison Bechdel plus Fawkes's discussions of particular panels in the back matter provide additional illuminating commentary. Appended with a bibliography. Cynthia K. Ritter November/December 2019 p.109(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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