The Brontes at Haworth

Overview

The three Brontë sisters – Anne, Charlotte and Emily – moved to Haworth Parsonage as children in 1820. It was there, on the edge of the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Moors, that they produced some of the most memorable, influential and best-loved novels in the English language.

Ann Dinsdale paints a detailed picture of everyday life at Haworth in the 1840s, recounting the Brontë family history and describing the local village and surrounding countryside. She goes on to ...

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Overview

The three Brontë sisters – Anne, Charlotte and Emily – moved to Haworth Parsonage as children in 1820. It was there, on the edge of the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Moors, that they produced some of the most memorable, influential and best-loved novels in the English language.

Ann Dinsdale paints a detailed picture of everyday life at Haworth in the 1840s, recounting the Brontë family history and describing the local village and surrounding countryside. She goes on to consider the Brontës' poetry and novels in the context of their socio-historic background.

This book provides fascinating insight into the lives of the authors of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and will be a must for both literature students and Brontë admirers. It is illustrated with numerous rarely seen images from the Haworth archives, including drawings by Charlotte and Emily, together with evocative pictures by local photographer Simon Warner.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Brontë enthusiasts will find much to enjoy and careful reading will uncover some surprises. It makes a useful companion to a visit to the museum in the West Yorkshire village of Haworth...or an armchair companion for anyone interested in the novels of the infamous Brontës." - ABOUT.COM, United Kingdom Travel

"...it gave me a greater sense of place, a larger understanding of source material, and a more factual glimpse into the brief lives of these gifted and troubled sisters. Gorgeous, if romantic, the photographs by Simon Warner convey something of the mood and clime of Yorkshire as it might have been for the Brontës, and kept me turning pages for more. The book is enriched still further with etchings, paintings, and other interesting bits of illustration connected to the family story. It is a fascinating scrapbook." - STORY CIRCLE BOOK REVIEWS

"...brief but really informative. This book is chock full of fantastic pictures that give you a good sense of the Bronte's life and their environment." - A BOOKISH AFFAIR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780711233980
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 687,381
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Dinsdale is the librarian of the Bront\u00eb Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, home of the world's largest collection of Bronteana. She writes and lectures on aspects of the Bront\u00ebs' lives and has a particular interest in social conditions in mid-19th-century Haworth.
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Table of Contents


Chronology     6
The Bronte Family
Patrick Bronte     12
Maria Branwell     18
Elizabeth Branwell     24
Maria and Elizabeth Bronte     28
Charlotte Bronte     32
Branwell Bronte     38
Emily Bronte     44
Anne Bronte     50
The Parsonage Servants     54
The Works of the Brontes
The Art of the Brontes     60
The Brontes' Early Writings     64
Poems     70
Jane Eyre     74
Wuthering Heights     80
Agnes Grey     86
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall     90
Shirley     94
Villette     100
The Professor     104
The Brontes and their Background
The Haworth Context     110
Life and Death in Haworth     118
Haworth Parsonage     126
The Brontes' Social Circle     134
The Bronte Legacy
Mrs Gaskell and the Bronte Biographers     142
After the Brontes     148
Select Bibliography     156
Index     157
Acknowledgments     160
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