RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 33947193 LA Essays in French with English translation on facing pages; commentary in English. T1 The Belgian essays A1 Brontë, Charlotte,, Brontë, Emily,, Lonoff de Cuevas, Sue., PB Yale University Press PP New Haven, Conn. YR 1996 SN 0300064896 9780300064896 AB Venturing out of Yorkshire for the first time in their lives, the Bronte sisters Charlotte and Emily traveled to Brussels in 1842, and Charlotte returned for another visit in 1843. The journeys proved to be pivotal in both their writing careers. Under the tutelage of their brilliant teacher Constantin Heger, the young authors penned the twenty-eight essays (devoirs) collected for the first time in this volume. Each essay, presented in its original French, is accompanied by an English translation and commentary to establish historical and literary context. Where M. Heger made comments, they are reproduced in full. Nine of the essays have never been published before. Sue Lonoff offers a mine of information on the Brontes and their Brussels experience, exploring why the months in Belgium meant so much to the sisters and how their writing exercises affected their developing prose styles.