The Letters of Charlotte Brontë performed by IMOGEN STUBBS in a dramatised setting

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2022
2 hours 28 minutes
The Letters of Charlotte Brontë performed by IMOGEN STUBBS in a dramatised setting

“Imogen Stubb’s reading of her letters show us a character so fine, so sympathetic that in the end we are uplifted... by her account of life in the dark, dank vicarage at Haworth.” (Good Book Guide)

“These provide a welcome addition to our collection of Bronteana... the reading is sympathetic and lively and makes most compelling listening.” (Bronte Society)

“Imogen Stubbs reading is enthusiastic... and her reading of Emily’s slow death could not be faulted. 5-star rating.” (Talking Business)

The brief and tragic life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) is told through the beautiful and passionate letters written by Charlotte to her best friend Ellen Nussey. Born and brought up in the bleak Haworth parsonage with only her sisters and brother for company, she soon obtains employment as a Governess. Having travelled abroad to study languages in Brussels she returns to the Yorkshire moors to join her family where she writes her most successful novel Jane Eyre. Her literary success is not enjoyed for long, as first her brother Branwell dies in September 1848, followed within a few weeks by the death of her sister Emily and then whilst on holiday during the summer her youngest sister Anne also dies, leaving Charlotte suddenly alone with her aged father. Her final years are spent writing further novels and walking alone on her beloved moors and although Charlotte eventually marries her father’s curate the Reverend A.B. Nicholls, her happiness is sadly cut short as she herself is to die within a few months of the wedding.

Also available as part of the CLASSIC LETTERS & JOURNALS BOX SET, a seven-volume edition.
• The Letters & Journals of Lord Nelson with CHARLES DANCE OBE
• The Letters of Charlotte Bronte with IMOGEN STUBBS
• Scott of the Antarctic with EDWARD FOX OBE
• The Highland Journals of Queen Victoria with VIRGINIA McKENNA OBE
• The Letters of Lord Byron with ROBERT POWELL
• The Letters of Jane Austen with FIONA SHAW CBE
• The Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth with JENNY AGUTTER OBE

Abridged: Alan Drury
Music: Nina Humphreys
Director: Alan Drury
Producer: Stewart Richards

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