Brontes

Brontes

by Juliet Barker
     
 

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The Brontes an engrossing and intimate chronicle of an astonishingly creative family. "Anyone fascinated by the Brontes cannot fail to read this book. It is indispensable to understand them, their world and their uniqueness. . . . Barker has made a massive contribution to Bronte scholarship."--Los Angeles Times. This was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for

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The Brontes an engrossing and intimate chronicle of an astonishingly creative family. "Anyone fascinated by the Brontes cannot fail to read this book. It is indispensable to understand them, their world and their uniqueness. . . . Barker has made a massive contribution to Bronte scholarship."--Los Angeles Times. This was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1995 and a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 1995. photos.

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Library Journal
Somewhere in this remarkably detailed and insightful biography of the Bront familyfocusing specifically on the father, Patrick, and his four gifted childrenCharlotte is "accused of seeing in the dark." It can be said that Barker, who has produced other works on the Bronts (e.g., Selected Poems, Tuttle, 1993), has illuminated the dark surrounding the lives and works of the entire clan, using original manuscripts, letters, essays, juvenilia, and newspapers of the time. Patrick is seen as a caring father and a writer of merit and literary influence on his children. Branwell's underrated writings are shown to be a great inspiration for Charlotte. According to Barker, none of the girls were victims. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne wrote of brutal events, but certainly they were not always autobiographical. True, Charlotte was dominating, Emily was dependent on fantasy, and sweet Anne had a backbone of steel. Charlotte, when in good health, referred to herself as being "fat." Barker has written a very fat book. For literary collections.Robert L. Kelly, Fort Wayne Community Schs., Ind.
Booknews
A definitive history of this fascinating literary family written by a Bronte scholar and former curator and librarian at the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Barker's hefty opus integrates newly-discovered manuscripts and letters from every member of the family as well as fine photographs and reproductions of manuscripts and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585673636
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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