To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9pm ET MASTERPIECE on PBS Picture Shows (from left to right): Ann Bronte (CHARLIE MURPHY), Emily Bronte (CHLOE PIRRIE), and Charlotte Bronte (FINN ATKINS) Courtesy of Gary Moyes/BBC and MASTERPIECE For editorial use only.
Few novelists of the period were as fascinated as Charlotte Brontë by the power of fantasy or aware of its complicated relationship to everyday life. In her writing as a child and as a young schoolteacher, she moved effortlessly between ordinary and imaginary worlds. Here Professor John Bowen explores how this dual existence made its way into her novel Jane Eyre.
“I wish I would write to you more cheerful letters, for when I read this over, I find it to be somewhat gloomy – but forgive me my dear master – do not be irritated at my sadness – according to the words of the Bible: ‘Out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaketh’ and truly I find it difficult to be cheerful so long as I think I shall never see you more.”
―Charlotte Brontë to Professor... View details ⇨