Jane Eryre has been my favourite novel since I studied it for O level English literature. the Bronte family have always fascinated me, how creative and close they were. The other 2 novels were lesser known to me and I wanted to read them to get a better sense of how the sisters felt. The Tenant of Wetherfell Hall , written by Emily, was given the Inspiration by their brother Bramwell.They loved him dearly but he was unfortunately a womanising alcoholic, the pain this caused is echoed in this novel. At the time ,this book stirred the censors and critics as the subject material was seen as immoral! A single mother, domestic abuse, drinking .. Shocking! Emily writes this from a perspective of a male , which may of added fuel to the fire at the time.
These 4 novels or not for everyone , I understand that but for me they are beautiful written. Contain depth, suspense and human battles that we all face today.
If you fancy a change in reading , please give them a try. Great idea to have the 4 novels in one book.