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The Professor

The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
By: (1816-1855)

The book tells the story of a young man named William Crimsworth. It describes his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls’ school.

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by (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell


This little book was written before either "Jane Eyre" or "Shirley," and yet no indulgence can be solicited for it on the plea of a first attempt. A first attempt it certainly was not, as the pen which wrote it had been previously worn a good deal in a practice of some years. I had not indeed published anything before I commenced "The Professor," but in many a crude effort, destroyed almost as soon as composed, I had got over any such taste as I might once have had for ornamented and redundant composition, and come to prefer what was plain and homely. At the same time I had adopted a set of principles on the subject of incident, &c., such as would be generally approved in theory, but the result of which, when carried out into practice, often procures for an author more surprise than pleasure.

I said to myself that my hero should work his way through life as I had seen real living men work theirs that he should never get a shilling he had not earned that no sudden turns should lift him in a moment to wealth and high station; that whatever small competency he might gain, should be won by the sweat of his brow; that, before he could find so much as an arbour to sit down in, he should master at least half the ascent of "the Hill of Difficulty;" that he should not even marry a beautiful girl or a lady of rank... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - November 8, 2018
I suppose Ms Bronte thought everybody understands French...well, not so. True, the first reader is bad! If you listen, as I do, while doing other things, forget that while she is reading! It takes extra attention to know what is being said! But hang on, she doesn't read the whole book; although she does pop up again! The other readers are welcome after her!
Reviewer: - July 11, 2017
Subject: Terrible!!!
The reader ruined this great ENGLISH classic by reading it in such a thick foreign accent that you cannot understand it much less tolerate its assult on your ears!
Reviewer: - July 11, 2017
Subject: Reader
This is a TERRIBLE reading of this book. You cannot understand a word the foreign reader is saying. Murdered this beautiful ENGLISH classic!
Reviewer: - December 9, 2013
Some great readers here. Thank you.

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