The Brontes

Barker, Juliet

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This book demolishes myths, yet provides startling new information about the Brontë family that is just as compelling, but true. Based on first-hand research among all the Brontë manuscripts, this book makes compulsive reading.

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The story of the tragic Bronte family is familiar to everyone: we all know about the half-mad, repressive father, the drunken, drug-addicted wastrel of a brother, wild romantic Emily, unrequited Anne and ‘poor Charlotte’. Or do we? These stereotypes of the popular imagination are precisely that – imaginary – created by amateur biographers from Mrs Gaskell onwards who were primarily novelists, and were attracted by the tale of an apparently doomed family of genius.

Juliet Barker’s landmark book was the first definitive history of the Brontes. It demolishes myths, yet provides startling new information that is just as compelling – but true. Based on first-hand research among all the Bronte manuscripts, many so tiny they can only be read by magnifying glass, and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Bronte biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable. THE BRONTES is a revolutionary picture of the world’s favourite literary family.

‘As a work of scholarship it is briliant . . . For those with a passion for the Brontes, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read’ INDPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Weight 796 g
Dimensions 130 × 199 × 57 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

1158

Language

English

Edition

2nd Edition

Dewey

823.809 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K