I’m currently reading ‘The Professor’ by Charlotte Brontë, and so I thought I’d list a few of my favourite Brontë novels!
The Brontë sisters are incredibly talented, and the themes they approach in all their novels are interesting, forward-thinking, and surprisingly relevant.
‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë
I love this book, because it has such a dark, Gothic feel. When reading this book, you can really imagine Cathy and Heathcliff on the moors, engaging in a heart-breaking, dysfunctional love story.
I think it’s a great shame Emily didn’t write any other novels, and this Autumn I recommend this dark, captivating read to get in the spooky spirit.
‘Agnes Grey’ by Anne Brontë
‘Agnes Grey’ is written by Anne Brontë, and I think it’s a great book to learn about what it was like for young women living in England at the same time as Anne. In the book, Agnes is the governess of a rich family, much like Anne was herself.
I think it’s really interesting to have some insight into the life of a young governess from this period, and Anne writes her novel with fantastic, engaging prose that really gets into the nitty-gritty of daily life for a young governess.
‘The Professor’ by Charlotte Brontë
I’m actually currently reading this one, but I’m enjoying it so far! ‘The Professor’ looks at a young man finding his way in the world, trying to find his “calling” and finally working as a teacher over in Belgium.
This book, it is thought, is based on Charlotte’s infatuation with a young professor, and I am excited to see how the book unfurls.
‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Brontë
This book is often held up as featuring strong female characters and feminist themes- and I agree! I really enjoyed this book, and based again on the lives of women such as the Anne Brontë it is atmospheric, gritty, and honest.
The Brontë sisters write such honest book that really reflect society at the time. And this book in particular has relevant themes for us today.
Have you read these 4 novels by the Brontë sisters? Do you enjoy their work? Did you study Anne, Emily, or Charlotte Brontë in school?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x