Emma Brown

Emma Brown

Book - 2004
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When Charlotte Bronte died in 1855, she left behind twenty pages of a novel that signaled her most compelling work since Jane Eyre. One hundred fifty years later, Clare Boylan has finished Bronte's novel, sparking a sensational literary event. With pitch-perfect tone that is utterly true to Bronte's voice, Boylan delivers a brilliant tale about a mysterious young girl, Matilda, who is delivered to a girls' school in provincial England. When everything about the girl's wealthy background turns out to be a fiction, it falls to a local gentleman, Mr. Ellin, and a childless widow, Isabel Chalfont, to begin a quest for her past and her identity that takes them from the drawing rooms of country society to London's seamiest alleys. With all the intelligence and pathos of the novel's originator, Boylan develops Bronte's sketch of a girl without a past into a stunning portrait of Victorian society with a shameful secret at its heart.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2004.
ISBN: 9780670032976
0670032972
9780143034834
0143034839
Characteristics: vii, 437 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brontë, Charlotte 1816-1855.
Summary: When Charlotte Bronte died in 1855, she left behind twenty pages of a novel that signaled her most compelling work since Jane Eyre. One hundred fifty years later, Clare Boylan has finished Bronte's novel, sparking a sensational literary event. With pitch-perfect tone that is utterly true to Bronte's voice, Boylan delivers a brilliant tale about a mysterious young girl, Matilda, who is delivered to a girls' school in provincial England. When everything about the girl's wealthy background turns out to be a fiction, it falls to a local gentleman, Mr. Ellin, and a childless widow, Isabel Chalfont, to begin a quest for her past and her identity that takes them from the drawing rooms of country society to London's seamiest alleys. With all the intelligence and pathos of the novel's originator, Boylan develops Bronte's sketch of a girl without a past into a stunning portrait of Victorian society with a shameful secret at its heart.
Reading Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.3 22.0 88922.

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Jun 26, 2016

An interesting novel - over 400 pages - it kept my interest although it was gloomy from time to time. A picture of life in Victorian Engand. Definitely not a beach read!

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