本书精选了勃朗特三姐妹的代表作：夏洛特的《简·爱》、艾米莉的《呼啸山庄》和安妮的《艾格尼丝·格雷》。其中的人物形象几乎是家喻户晓：热烈追求平等爱情的简·爱；快意情仇的希刺克厉夫；平凡、善良、自尊的艾格尼丝·格雷。 《简·爱》在中国可谓无人不知无人不晓。一个身为家庭教师的孤女与古堡男主人的爱情故事，为何拥有如此历久不衰的魅力，其艺术之永恒奥秘究竟何在？读了多年的中文版，不妨翻开英文原作细细探寻。 《呼啸山庄》是一部伟大的作品，艾米莉以荆棘鸟一般的热情描写了爱情的痛苦、迷恋、残酷、执着，书中的男女两个主人公希刺克厉夫与凯瑟琳给人们留下难以忘怀的深刻印象。 与夏洛特的想像自由不同，也异于艾米莉的充满幻想和激情，安妮·勃朗特的风格朴素淡雅，真挚自然，有分寸感。《艾格尼丝·格雷》是安妮·勃朗特的代表作，具有很强的自传性，全书以女主人公第一人称的叙述语气写成。 勃朗特三姐妹就像茫茫荒原上散发出来的一股奇异的芬芳，这芬芳将会持续不断，为世人带来永远清新的气息。 Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most popular works of English fiction. Although Charlotte Bront?’s heroine is outwardly plain, she possesses an indomitable spirit, and great courage. Forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order which circumscribes her life when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic Mr Rochester. Villette is based on Charlotte Bront?’s personal experience as a teacher in Brussels. It is a moving tale of repressed feelings and cruel circumstances borne with heroic fortitude. Rising above the confinement of a rigid social order, it is also a story of a woman’s right to love and be loved. Wuthering Heights is Emily Bront?’s wild, passionate tale of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and, wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, he leaves Wuthering heights. When he returns years later as a wealthy man, he proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. Agnes Grey, Ann Bront?’s deeply personal novel, is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall shows Ann Bront?’s bold, naturalistic and passionate style. It is a powerful and sometimes violent novel of expectation, love, oppression, sin and betrayal. It portrays the disintegration of the marriage of Helen Huntingdon, the mysterious ’tenant’ of the title, and her dissolute, alcoholic husband.