Charlotte Brontë’s Secret Love

By Jolien Janzing

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Charlotte Brontë, a parson’s daughter from Yorkshire, longs for adventure. She conceives the idea of going abroad to study languages and persuades her sister Emily to accompany her to Brussels. This Catholic yet worldly capital comes as quite a cultural shock to the Brontë sisters. In Madame Heger’s elegant boarding house, amongst many wealthy and spoilt young ladies, Charlotte and Emily try to stay true to themselves. But then Charlotte falls in love with her teacher, Constantin Heger, the man…
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Language

Dutch

Format

Paperback

Genre

Literary novel

ISBN

9789462380592

Translator(s)

Paul Vincent

Pages

288

Original Title

De meester

Year of publication

2015

Reviews

'For Brontë fans, Charlotte Brontë’s Secret Love is a definite must-read.'—NRC Handelsblad

About the author

Jolien Janzing

Jolien Janzing is a Dutch author and journalist who grew up in Flanders. She is an expert in nineteenth-century English literature. Charlotte Brontë’s Secret Love is her second novel. The film rights have been sold to David P. Kelly Films. She is married, has two children and lives in Leuven, Belgium. Photo: © Dieter Bacquaert