The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters

The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

eBook - 2012
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"Romance and heartache and doom, oh my! This beautifully written and researched account . . . reads like a novel, with rich and evocative language." -- The New York Times Book Review "For readers discovering the wonder of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, this collective biography of the Brontë family fills in fascinating detail of their personal and public lives . . . [a] stirring biography." -- Booklist, starred review "Gracefully plotted, carefully researched . . . A solid and captivating look at these remarkable pioneers of modern fiction." -- Kirkus, starred review "A detail-rich look at the lives of the Brontë sisters, whose work shocked, entertained, and provoked the minds of their Victorian audiences. . . . . A comprehensive introduction to the authors behind some of the most-studied novels in English literature." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "For anyone who has ever loved the romantic yet melancholy Heathcliff or the determined Jane Eyre, this book belongs on your shelf." -- The Huffington Post "This biography for middle-schoolers introduces a fascinating, close-knit family with lively imaginations who liked nothing better than to run free on the moors that surrounded their home and make up stories and poems about imaginary kingdoms." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "If you're in search of a readable, yet detailed, biography of the Bronte sisters, then look no further than Reef's account, an ideal supplement to any student's reading of the Bronte classics." -- EW.com
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.)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547575476
0547575475
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (192 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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bonnielen
Apr 03, 2017

A concise, informative biography of the Bronte family. Very enjoyable read for any age of enthusiastic Bronte fan.

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LDPBLM
Jun 02, 2014

I'm surprised this is a children's book , as it would certainly appeal to adults . One of the saddest events,ever - the terrible blight of TB in northern England in the early 19th cent .

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