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a new publication to celebrate Charlotte's bicentenary
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The Brontë Society is delighted to announce the publication of a new book to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë. 
Written by Christine Alexander and Sara L Pearson, Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in 'Jane Eyre' is an exploration of how Charlotte took inspiration from the art and objects she encountered in her life and transformed them to great effect in her most famous work. 
Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in 'Jane Eyre' invites the twenty-first century reader into Charlotte's material world, both the world of the author and the world she created in her most famous novel.  Providing detailed commentaries and lavishly illustrated with objects and images from the author's own life and times, the book explores Charlotte's accomplishment in imaginatively transforming her lived experience into a fictional masterpiece.

Christine Alexander is Emeritus Scientia Professor of English at the University of New South Wales, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and Director of the Juvenilia Press project. She has written extensively on the Brontës, including editions of Brontë juvenilia, a critical study of The Early Writings of Charlotte Brontë, and the co-authored Oxford Companion to the Brontës and The Art of the Brontës.

Sara L. Pearson is an Associate Professor of English at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada, where she enjoys teaching courses on the Romantic poets and nineteenth-century British  literature. Her research is mainly devoted to Charlotte Brontë’s life and works, though she has also recently written on William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens.

Celebrating Charlotte Brontë is available now from the Brontë Parsonage Museum shop on 01535 640181 or online at

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