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The Foundling (Hesperus Classics)

by Charlotte Brontë

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It would be unfair to criticize this for content or style when considering that it was never meant to be shared with the reading world.

When Charlotte wrote this aged 17 she'd never have dreamed that anyone other than siblings Branwell, Emily, or Anne would lay eyes on it, never mind it being published for readers worldwide over 100 years after her death.

Therefore, taking this into account, the only fair negative comments are the likes of, "It's not to my taste." That said, I wouldn't have rated this 3 stars if it had left me totally bored or vexed. Every so often I came across a page or so that proved entertaining, but overall I found this unappealing.

I suspected this would be the case having read much of Charlotte's other juvenilia, but being a fan of the "adult" Brontë works I still felt the need to check out all and everything the famous three sisters have written. Unlike their more famous works, however, I wouldn't read any of their juvenilia twice. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Mar 20, 2015 |
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Written when she was 17, 'The Foundling' is a classic fairy tale set in the imaginary kingdom of Verdopolis which will delight fans of Charlotte Bronte's later work.

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