The Brontes

The Brontes Author Juliet Barker
ISBN-10 9780748122189
Year 2010-11-04
Pages 1152
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

The story of the tragic Bronte family is familiar to everyone: we all know about the half-mad, repressive father, the drunken, drug-addicted wastrel of a brother, wild romantic Emily, unrequited Anne and 'poor Charlotte'. Or do we? These stereotypes of the popular imagination are precisely that - imaginary - created by amateur biographers from Mrs Gaskell onwards who were primarily novelists, and were attracted by the tale of an apparently doomed family of genius. Juliet Barker's landmark book was the first definitive history of the Brontes. It demolishes myths, yet provides startling new information that is just as compelling - but true. Based on first-hand research among all the Bronte manuscripts, many so tiny they can only be read by magnifying glass, and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Bronte biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable. THE BRONTES is a revolutionary picture of the world's favourite literary family. 'As a work of scholarship it is briliant . . . For those with a passion for the Brontes, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read' INDPENDENT ON SUNDAY

The Bront Cabinet Three Lives in Nine Objects

The Bront   Cabinet  Three Lives in Nine Objects Author Deborah Lutz
ISBN-10 9780393246735
Year 2015-05-11
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

An intimate portrait of the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters, drawn from the objects they possessed. In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries, Victorian literature scholar Deborah Lutz illuminates the complex and fascinating lives of the Brontës through the things they wore, stitched, wrote on, and inscribed. By unfolding the histories of the meaningful objects in their family home in Haworth, Lutz immerses readers in a nuanced re-creation of the sisters' daily lives while moving us chronologically forward through the major biographical events: the death of their mother and two sisters, the imaginary kingdoms of their childhood writing, their time as governesses, and their determined efforts to make a mark on the literary world. From the miniature books they made as children to the blackthorn walking sticks they carried on solitary hikes on the moors, each personal possession opens a window onto the sisters' world, their beloved fiction, and the Victorian era. A description of the brass collar worn by Emily’s bull mastiff, Keeper, leads to a series of entertaining anecdotes about the influence of the family’s dogs on their writing and about the relationship of Victorians to their pets in general. The sisters' portable writing desks prove to have played a crucial role in their writing lives: it was Charlotte's snooping in Emily’s desk that led to the sisters' first publication in print, followed later by the publication of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Charlotte's letters provide insight into her relationships, both innocent and illicit, including her relationship with the older professor to whom she wrote passionately. And the bracelet Charlotte had made of Anne and Emily's intertwined hair bears witness to her profound grief after their deaths. Lutz captivatingly shows the Brontës anew by bringing us deep inside the physical world in which they lived and from which their writings took inspiration.

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte Author Rebecca Fraser
ISBN-10 9781446477250
Year 2012-03-31
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Random House

'If men could see us as we really are, they would be amazed', wrote Charlotte Brontë, the outwardly conventional parson's daughter who had rarely met any men beyond those of the church or classroom by the time Jane Eyre was published in 1847. From the landscape of the Yorkshire moors, an appalling childhood and a family decimated by consumption, Jane Eyre came as an instant literary sensation. It also brought Charlotte Brontë the notoriety that was to remain with her for the rest of her short and tragic life. Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte's first biographer, attempted to clear Charlotte of the charges of passionate immorality that were levelled at a woman author - and an unmarried one at that. Rebecca Fraser, 130 years later, placed Charlotte's life within the perceptual framework of contemporary attitudes to women. Her biography is an invaluable contribution to Brontë scholarship, which shares her admiration for a woman prepared to stand out against some of the cruelest Victorian ideas about her sex.

Charlotte Bront

Charlotte Bront  Author Claire Harman
ISBN-10 0307363201
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Vintage Books Canada

A groundbreaking biography that places an obsessive, unrequited love at the heart of the writer's life story, transforming her from the tragic figure we have previously known into a smoldering Jane Eyre. Famed for her beloved novels, Charlotte Bront� has been known as well for her insular, tragic family life. The genius of this biography is that it delves behind this image to reveal a life in which loss and heartache existed alongside rebellion and fierce ambition. Harman seizes on a crucial moment in the 1840s when Charlotte worked at a girls' school in Brussels and fell hopelessly in love with the husband of the school's headmistress. Her torment spawned her first attempts at writing for publication, and he haunts the pages of every one of her novels--he is Rochester in Jane Eyre, Paul Emanuel in Villette. Another unrequited love--for her publisher--paved the way for Charlotte to enter a marriage that ultimately made her happier than she ever imagined. Drawing on correspondence unavailable to previous biographers, Claire Harman establishes Bront� as the heroine of her own story, one as dramatic and triumphant as one of her own novels. From the Hardcover edition.

The Bronte Myth

The Bronte Myth Author Lucasta Miller
ISBN-10 9781446426210
Year 2013-03-31
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House

Since 1857, hardly a year has gone by without some sort of Brontë 'biography' appearing. These range from pious accounts in Victorian conduct books to Freudian pyschobiographies, from plays, films and ballets to tourist brochures and images on tea-towels, from sensation-seeking penny-a-liners to meticulous works of sober scholarship. Each generation has rewritten the Brontës to reflect changing attitudes - towards the role of the woman writer, towards sexuality, towards the very concept of personality. The Brontë Myth gives vigorous new life to our understanding of the novelists and their culture and Lucasta Miller reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Brontës themselves.

The Bront Sisters

The Bront   Sisters Author Catherine Reef
ISBN-10 9780547575476
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Brontë sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). In this sometimes heartbreaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived. Brontë fans will also revel in the insights into their favorite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-and-white archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind. (Endnotes, bibliography, index.)

Dark Quartet

Dark Quartet Author Lynne Reid Banks
ISBN-10 0140083057
Year 1986
Pages 404
Language en

De levensgeschiedenissen van de Egelse schrijfster Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), Emily Brontë (1818-1848), Anne Brontë (1820-1849) en hun broer Branwell (1817-1848).

The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte

The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte Author Syrie James
ISBN-10 9780061891779
Year 2009-06-30
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

"I have written about the joys of love. I have, in my secret heart, long dreamt of an intimate connection with a man; every Jane, I believe, deserves her Rochester." Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte possesses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings—creating Jane Eyre and other novels that stand among literature's most beloved works. Living a secluded life in the wilds of Yorkshire with her sisters Emily and Anne, their drug-addicted brother, and an eccentric father who is going blind, Charlotte Bronte dreams of a real love story as fiery as the ones she creates. But it is in the pages of her diary where Charlotte exposes her deepest feelings and desires—and the truth about her life, its triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, the inspiration behind her work, her scandalous secret passion for the man she can never have . . . and her intense, dramatic relationship with the man she comes to love, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls. "Who is this man who has dared to ask for my hand? Why is my father so dead set against him? Why are half the residents of Haworth determined to lynch him—or shoot him?" From Syrie James, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, comes a powerfully compelling, intensely researched literary feat that blends historical fact and fiction to explore the passionate heart and unquiet soul of Charlotte Bronte. It is Charlotte's story, just as she might have written it herself.

In Search of Anne Bronte

In Search of Anne Bronte Author Nick Holland
ISBN-10 0750982373
Year 2017-05-01
Pages 288
Language en

ANNE BRONT�, the youngest and most enigmatic of the Bront� sisters, remains a best-selling author nearly two centuries after her death. The brilliance of her two novels - Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - and her poetry belies the quiet, yet courageous girl who often lived in the shadows of her more celebrated sisters. Yet her writing was the most revolutionary of all the Bront�s, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable. This revealing new biography opens Anne's most private life to a new audience and shows the true nature of her relationships with her siblings, in particular with her sister Charlotte.

Take Courage

Take Courage Author Samantha Ellis
ISBN-10 9781473522138
Year 2017-01-12
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House

'I was wowed and moved' Tracy Chevalier Anne Brontë is the forgotten Brontë sister, overshadowed by her older siblings -- virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Brontë, the other Brontë. Or that's what Samantha Ellis, a life-long Emily and Wuthering Heights devotee, had always thought. Until, that is, she started questioning that devotion and, in looking more closely at Emily and Charlotte, found herself confronted by Anne instead. Take Courage is Samantha's personal, poignant and surprising journey into the life and work of a woman sidelined by history. A brave, strongly feminist writer well ahead of her time -- and her more celebrated siblings -- and who has much to teach us today about how to find our way in the world. Praise for How To Be A Heroine 'Any woman with a remotely bookish childhood will find great pleasure in How to be a Heroine' Sunday Times 'Genius.... A fantastically inspirational memoir that makes you want to reread far too many books' Observer 'Not so much self-help as shelf-help... A truly brilliant read' Marie Claire 'Delightfully honest and warmly funny' Daily Mail 'The best kind of book: one that I gobbled up, wanting to go slow to savour it but unable to stop reading until it was all gone' Observer

The Three Brontes

The Three Brontes Author May Sinclair
ISBN-10 0554240165
Year 2008-08
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher BiblioBazaar, LLC

The book is and can only be the slightest of all slight appreciations. None the less it has been hard and terrible for me to write it. Not only had I said nearly all that I had to say already but I was depressed at the very start by that conviction of the absurdity of trying to say anything at all after all that has been said about Anne or Emily or Charlotte Bronte.

Bront s in Brussels

Bront  s in Brussels Author Helen MacEwan
ISBN-10 9780720614442
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Peter Owen Publishers

A fascinating and thorough account of Charlotte and Emily Brontë's formative stay in Brussels during 1842-43The Brontës' time in Belgium, five years before they became best-selling authors, is the least-known episode of their lives, but is a fascinating and important one. The book follows in the tracks of the sisters in Brussels, describing their life in the city: though the school where they came to study French has now disappeared, there is still a lot to be seen of the city the sisters knew; two of Charlotte's four novels (Villette and The Professor) are also based on her spell abroad, which was pivotal to her both as a writer and personally, since she fell in love with her teacher Constantin Heger. Charlotte's moving and harrowing letters to Heger—a respectable married man—are reproduced in full here and belie the common image of her as the motherly and strait-laced Brontë. Also including maps of the period, extracts from Villette reflecting real-life experiences in Brussels and translations of the sisters' little-known "Belgian essays," what emerges is a complete portrait of a slice of literary history—as well as a haunting evocation of a time and a place that came to haunt the Brontës themselves.

Charlotte Bront

Charlotte Bront  Author Claire Harman
ISBN-10 0670922269
Year 2015
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Viking

'There was no possibility of taking a walk that day . . .' With these words Charlotte Bront� began Jane Eyreand changed English literature irrevocably. Now, on the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth, Claire Harman's landmark biography provides a bold new view of one of Britain's best loved writers, revealing that her life possessed all the drama and tragedy of a Gothic tale. Like her heroine Jane, Charlotte was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent to a brutal boarding school. As she grew up, her five beloved siblings sickened and died until, at the end of her short life, she was the only surviving child of the Bront� clan. Heartbreakingly, she was also haunted by a great unrequited love - one that inspired her most powerful and moving novels.'? Harman shows how the new kinds of heroines Charlotte created - fiercely intelligent women blazing with hidden passions - came out of her own frustrations and experiences. She also reveals what it was like to be part of this astonishingly creative family, whose early works were produced in total secrecy. Finally, we learn the truth behind Charlotte's early death - a double tragedy as it should have been a joyous new chapter in her life. Charlotte Bront� was a woman years ahead of her time- she changed the landscape of British culture forever. But beyond her fame as an author, she should be remembered as someone who lived an extraordinarily rich and adventurous inner life, experiencing the furthest extremes of human emotion.