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among all the Bronte manuscripts, many so tiny they can only be read by magnifying glass, and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Bronte biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable.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

Charlotte Bront

Charlotte Bront  Author Claire Harman
ISBN-10 9780307962096
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Vintage

On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Brontë from a tragic figure into a modern heroine. Charlotte Brontë famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and siblings whose astonishing childhood creativity was a closely held secret. The genius of Claire Harman’s biography is that it transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to quiet rebellion and fierce ambition. Drawing on letters unavailable to previous biographers, Harman depicts Charlotte’s inner life with absorbing, almost novelistic intensity. She seizes upon a moment in Charlotte’s adolescence that ignited her determination to reject poverty and obscurity: While working at a girls’ school in Brussels, Charlotte fell in love with her married professor, Constantin Heger, a man who treated her as “nothing special to him at all.” She channeled her torment into her first attempts at a novel and resolved to bring it to the world's attention. Charlotte helped power her sisters’ work to publication, too. But Emily’s Wuthering Heights was eclipsed by Jane Eyre, which set London abuzz with speculation: Who was this fiery author demanding love and justice for her plain and insignificant heroine? Charlotte Brontë’s blazingly intelligent women brimming with hidden passions would transform English literature. And she savored her literary success even as a heartrending series of personal losses followed. Charlotte Brontë is a groundbreaking view of the beloved writer as a young woman ahead of her time. Shaped by Charlotte’s lifelong struggle to claim love and art for herself, Harman’s richly insightful biography offers readers many of the pleasures of Brontë’s own work. From the Hardcover edition.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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 Brontes

The Brontes Author Christine Nelson
ISBN-10 1785510606
Year 2016-09
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated

* An elegant publication that provides an intimate portrait of a family of writers, drawing on the rich Bront� collection of the Morgan Library & Museum * A comprehensive array of manuscripts, rare printed books, personal documents and private letters to present a striking history of a remarkable family* Accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan Library, New York, from September 2016 - January 2017 The Bront�s of Haworth were a prodigiously imaginative literary family. From the earliest manuscripts of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne - written with a quill pen in a minuscule hand designed to mimic the printed page - to explosive novels, such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, written in adulthood by Emily and Charlotte, the family's writings continue to fascinate. This elegantly designed, fully illustrated publication provides an intimate portrait of a singular family of writers through the manuscripts, rare printed books, personal documents, and private letters preserved in the Bront� collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, one of the world's finest. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan from 9 September 2016 to 2 January 2017.

The Bronte Myth

The Bronte Myth Author Lucasta Miller
ISBN-10 9780307428202
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Anchor

In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the Brontés instantly became as famous as their shockingly passionate books. Soon after their deaths, their first biographer spun the sisters into a picturesque myth of family tragedies and Yorkshire moors. Ever since, these enigmatic figures have tempted generations of readers–Victorian, Freudian, feminist–to reinterpret them, casting them as everything from domestic saints to sex-starved hysterics. In her bewitching “metabiography,” Lucasta Miller follows the twists and turns of the phenomenon of Bront-mania and rescues these three fiercely original geniuses from the distortions of legend. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

The Bront s at Haworth

The Bront  s at Haworth Author Charlotte Brontë
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042151814
Year 1993-08-24
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Clarkson N Potter Publishers

Presented in an engaging, easy-to-follow format, this collection of little-known facts about the Bronte sisters' personal lives illuminates both the real lives of Emily, Charlotte, and Anne at their lifetime Yorkshire home and the narrative worlds they created in their works. Illus.

The Bronte Sisters

The Bronte Sisters Author Charlotte Bronte
ISBN-10 9781101659557
Year 2009-12-29
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Penguin

The most cherished novels from England's talented sisters, all in one gorgeously packaged volume The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, Agnes Grey offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Author Emily Brontë
ISBN-10 9791029902857
Year 2016-08-25
Pages 570
Language en
Publisher FV Éditions

One of the best novel ever written about Love and Passion...