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Publisher's Summary

William Crimsworth escapes the brutal employment of his brother in a Yorkshire mill town, changes profession and takes a position as tutor in a boys' school in Brussels.

The authoress is unusually frank, for the time, in her scrutiny of the relationship between the teacher and the domineering headmistress of the adjoining girls' school, Zoraide Reuter.

Crimsworth manages to avoid the older woman's manipulation and begins a relationship with a poor pupil/teacher only to have these advances briefly frustrated by the headmistress' jealousy and dislike of the younger woman."The Professor is as good as I can write; it contains more pith, more substance, and more reality, in my judgement!"Charlotte Bronte.

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"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)

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Awfully Boring

Most boring book I've ever listened to. The narrator was awful, therefore making the reader get lost! I swear I don't even know what the book was about. the first of the book was kind of interesting but after working with his brother I can't tell you the reason it was written! !

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  • janien
  • 10-22-17

Apparently not her best, but still great!

An excellent production of this story, narration could not be faulted.

The story of a down on his luck English Gentleman, ousted by his family and inheritance, who moves to Brussels and becomes a successful professor, finding love and happiness once more.

Despite being reviewed as not the authors best I loved it. Well worth a listen, the story too clearly details Bronte's own feminist view point.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 06-10-15

Feel so sad

I am a great fan of all of the Brontes, and George Eliot,Dickens and all of the classical authors, and I really looked forward to this book that I had previously overlooked.

I can only say how very disappointed I feel, I don't think that I will finish this. I have really begun to dislike William Crimsworth intensely. He is self centred, self opinionated and downright unpleasant on many occasions, I cannot believe all the praise this tale has been given. On top of this, the story is so plodding that I cannot bear to listen for too long and have to give it a rest for a while. What a disappointment!!

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