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The Brontës : a life in letters

Author: Juliet R V Barker
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Barker's selection of letters reveals the authentic voices of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, as well as their brother, Branwell, and father, Reverend Patrick Bronte. Charlotte was a letter writer of supreme ability, ranging from facetious notes and intimate gossip to artfully composed pages of literary criticism, while Emily and Anne remain tantalizingly evasive, as few of their letters are extant. The letters detail  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brontës.
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1998
(OCoLC)647370655
Named Person: Brontë family; Brontë, Familie.; Brontë family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet R V Barker
ISBN: 0879518383 9780879518387
OCLC Number: 37310688
Description: xxx, 414 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: [compiled and introduced by] Juliet Barker.

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Barker's selection of letters reveals the authentic voices of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, as well as their brother, Branwell, and father, Reverend Patrick Bronte. Charlotte was a letter writer of supreme ability, ranging from facetious notes and intimate gossip to artfully composed pages of literary criticism, while Emily and Anne remain tantalizingly evasive, as few of their letters are extant. The letters detail the siblings' strange, self-absorbed childhood, highlighted by wild imaginative games and the years of struggle to earn a living before Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall took the literary world by storm. The letters continue through the final years and the terrible marring of success as one by one Branwell, Emily, and Anne died tragically young and as Charlotte, battling against grief, loneliness and ill-health, emerged from anonymity to take her place in London literary society and, finally, found all too brief happiness in marriage to her father's curate.

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