The Professor

The Professor

by Charlotte Brontë
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The Professor by Charlotte Brontë

In The Professor, Charlotte Brontë defiantly created an externally unprepossessing protagonist in William Crimsworth, whose unglamorous appearance and station belie an internal power. He is conscious of banked energies and emotions that must find an outlet in a hostile world.

In this first novel, Brontë drew on her recent experiences as a student and teacher in a Belgian girls' school. She wrote it while struggling with the most emotionally harrowing event of her adult life, her unreciprocated romantic attraction to her married teacher in Brussels, Constantin Heger. This background lends the first-person narrative a quality that would become a hallmark of Brontë's style: a striking emotional intensity.

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ISBN-13: 9780460004176
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1954
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Brontë 1816 - 1855 was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. She first published her works including her best known novel, "Jane Eyre", under the pen name Currer Bell. The most productive of the Brontë-sisters and one of the most read and well-loved authors in English literature.Her other works include "Shirley", "The Professor" and "Villette".

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