In the Footsteps of the Brontës

Author: Ellis H. Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108034160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 604

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A biography of the Brontë sisters published in 1914 by an author who spent years living near their Haworth home.

In the Footsteps of the Brontes

Author: Mark Davis,Ann Dinsdale

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781445607795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 94

View: 6443

The Bronte's and their stories are so ingrained into our cultural psyche that we think we know them inside out - but walking in the footsteps of the literary greats and their characters offers a new perspective of their work. Mark Davies shows us through his stunning photography how his native Yorkshire influenced the Bronte family, and picks out certain buildings and aspects that were renamed and included in their writing. Through a fascinating selection of carefully selected old images, displayed alongside modern equivalents, it is hoped that a new and unique light will illuminate a fresh and exciting aspect of the Bronte's and their world. This unique collection will be essential reading for anyone who knows and loves Yorkshire, or the Brontes.

The Brontës

A Collection of Critical Essays

Author: Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne bronteë

Publisher: LCI

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 179

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Features: * illustrated with more than 200 good quality images; the novels are illustrated with photographs and illustrations. * All the poetry of Emily and Anne Brontë, with proper formatting * Every book has its own contents table. * Includes ‘Emma’, Charlotte Brontë’s unfinished novel. * Includes letters of Charlotte Brontë (in Charlotte Brontë and her Circle) * Includes Branwell Brontë's poetry (in The Brontë Family) * Includes the poetry of Patrick Brontë, father of the Brontë sisters * Includes Elizabeth Gaskell's official biography of Charlotte Bronte * Includes a complete set of major scholarly and authoritative books about the Bronte ranging from 1877 to 1914. CONTENTS : Novels Charlotte Brontë 1846 : The Professor 1847 : Jane Eyre 1849 : Shirley 1853 : Villette 1854 : Emma (A Fragment) Emily Brontë 1846 : Wuthering Heights Anne Brontë 1846 : Agnes Grey 1847 : The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Poems 1811 : Cottage Poems, by the Rev. Patrick Brontë, B.A. 1846 : Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell 1850 : Selection from the literary remains of Ellis and Acton Bell. 1908 : The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë 1920 : The Complete Poems of Anne Brontë Official Biography : 1857 : The Life of Charlotte Brontë, vol I, by Elizabeth Gaskell 1857 : The Life of Charlotte Brontë, vol II, by Elizabeth Gaskell Major books about the Brontës : 1877 : Charlotte Brontë, by Wemyss Reid 1883 : Emily Brontë, by A. Mary F. Robinson 1886 : The Brontë Family vol I, by Francis A. Leyland 1886 : The Brontë Family vol II, by Francis A. Leyland 1896 : Charlotte Brontë and her Circle, by Clement K. Shorter 1912 : The Three Brontës, by May Sinclair 1914 : The secret of Charlotte Brontë, by Frederika Macdonald. Short Critical Studies : 1902 : Charlotte Brontë, by G.K. Chesterton 1903 : The Challenge of the Brontë, by Edmund Gosse 1916 : Emily Brontë, by Arthur Symons 1916 : Emily Brontë, by G. Arnold Shaw 1916 : Charlotte Brontë, by Elbert Hubbard 1918 : Charlotte and Emily Brontë, by Alice Meynell

The Art of the Brontës

Author: Christine Alexander,Jane Sellars

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438414

Category: Art

Page: 484

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Although better known as writers, the Brontës were also accomplished artists. Charlotte and her brother Branwell had hoped to become professional painters; while Emily and Anne shared the family skill for painting and drawing. The Art of the Brontës is the first book to address these aspects fully, reproducing all of the known paintings and drawings, many of them in color, with entries detailing the provenance, location, and character of each. It also contains essays discussing each of the Brontës as artists and relating their literary to their artistic production.

Always Emily (Sneak Preview)

Author: Michaela MacColl

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452141363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2653

A free sneak preview of Always Emily, the latest book from Michaela MacColl. Download now and enjoy this extended excerpt before the book goes on sale on April 8, 2014. Emily and Charlotte Brontë are about as opposite as two sisters can be. Charlotte is practical and cautious; Emily is headstrong and imaginative. But they do have one thing in common: a love of writing. This shared passion will lead them to be two of the first published female novelists and authors of several enduring works of classic literature. But they're not there yet. First, they have to figure out if there is a connection between a string of local burglaries, rumors that a neighbor's death may not have been accidental, and the appearance on the moors of a mysterious and handsome stranger. The girls have a lot of knots to untangle—before someone else gets killed.

At Home with the Brontes

The History of Haworth Parsonage & Its Occupants

Author: Ann Dinsdale

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445624435

Category: History

Page: 96

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At Home with the Brontes

The History of Haworth Parsonage & Its Occupants

Author: Ann Dinsdale

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445624435

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 7046

In Search of Anne Brontë

Author: Nick Holland

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750968699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5433

Anne Brontë, the youngest and most enigmatic of the Brontë sisters, remains a bestselling author nearly two centuries after her death. The brilliance of her two novels and her poetry belies the quiet, truthful girl who often lived in the shadow of her more outgoing sisters. Yet her writing was the most revolutionary of all the Brontës, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable. This revealing new biography opens Anne's most private life to a new audience, and includes unpublished letters from Anne to the family to which she was governess as well as first publication of a controversial image that could be the only photograph of the three Brontë sisters.

A Girl Walks into a Book

What the Brontës Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women's Work

Author: Miranda Pennington

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 158005658X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3505

How many times have you heard readers argue about which is better, Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights? The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after their deaths. Brontë enthusiasts, as well as those of us who never made it further than those oft-cited classics, will devour Miranda Pennington's delightful literary memoir. Pennington, today a writer and teacher in New York, was a precocious reader. Her father gave her Jane Eyre at the age of 10, sparking what would become a lifelong devotion and multiple re-readings. She began to delve into the work and lives of the Brontës, finding that the sisters were at times her lifeline, her sounding board, even her closest friends. In this charming, offbeat memoir, Pennington traces the development of the Brontës as women, as sisters, and as writers, as she recounts her own struggles to fit in as a bookish, introverted, bisexual woman. In the Brontës and their characters, Pennington finally finds the heroines she needs, and she becomes obsessed with their wisdom, courage, and fearlessness. Her obsession makes for an entirely absorbing and unique read. A Girl Walks Into a Book is a candid and emotional love affair that braids criticism, biography and literature into a quest that helps us understand the place of literature in our lives; how it affects and inspires us.

The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316253650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"Miss du Maurier has brought to the art of the biography the narrative urgency which gives such animation to her storytelling." -New York Times Book Review Pursued by the twin demons of drink and madness, Branwell Bronte created a private world that was indeed infernal. As a bold and gifted child, his promise seemed boundless to the three adoring sisters over whom his rule was complete. But as an adult, the precocious flame of genius distorted and burned low. With neither the strength nor the resources to counter rejection, unable to sell his paintings or publish his books, Branwell became a spectre in the Bronte story, in pathetic contrast with the astonishing achievements of Charlotte, Emily and Anne. This is the biography of the shadowy figure of the "unknown" Bronte.

Literary Trips

Following in the Footsteps of Fame

Author: Victoria Brooks

Publisher: Greatest Escapes.Com Pub

ISBN: 9780968613702

Category: Travel

Page: 362

View: 8604

"Slices of on-the-road literary history and detail-rich travel romps with famous writers." Sheila F. Buckmaster, senior editor, National Geographic Traveler

The Letters of Charlotte Brontë: 1829-1847

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198185970

Category: Authors, English

Page: 627

View: 2969

Despite Charlotte Brontë's entreaty to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey to burn her correspondence, very little seems to have been destroyed, and in this fully annotated edition, based as far as possible on original manuscripts, many confidential and outspoken letters are published in full for the first time. As well as Charlotte's own letters from 1829 to 1847, a handful of important letters and diary extracts by her friends and family illuminate the writer's correspondence. This volume covers the period from her childhood up to the publication and review of Jane Eyre.

Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre

Author: Emily Brontë,Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027236819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 820

View: 4053

Born into a poor family and raised by an oppressive aunt, young Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Manor to escape the confines of her life. There her fiery independence clashes with the brooding and mysterious nature of her employer, Mr. Rochester. But what begins as outright loathing slowly evolves into a passionate romance. When a terrible secret from Rochester's past threatens to tear the two apart, Jane must make an impossible choice: Should she follow her heart or walk away and lose her love forever? Wuthering Heights is a gothic romance classic by Emily Brontë which revolves around the doomed romance of Catherine and Heathcliff. Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. Emily Jane Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature.

Yuki chan in Brontë Country

Author: Mick Jackson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571303595

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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'They both stop and stare for a moment. Yuki feels she's spent about half her adult life thinking about snow, but when it starts, even now, it always arresting, bewildering. Each snowflake skating along some invisible plane. Always circuitous, as if looking for the best place to land...' Yukiko tragically lost her mother ten years ago. After visiting her sister in London, she goes on the run, and heads for Haworth, West Yorkshire, the last place her mother visited before her death. Against a cold, winter, Yorkshire landscape, Yuki has to tackle the mystery of her mother's death, her burgeoning friendship with a local girl, the allure of the Brontes and her own sister's wrath. Both a pilgrimage and an investigation into family secrets, Yuki's journey is the one she always knew she'd have to make, and one of the most charming and haunting in recent fiction.

Walking with the Brontes in West Yorkshire

Author: Norman Buckley,June Buckley

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4243

Explore one of England's great landscapes in the company of the great writers with whom it is indelibly associated. In the style of Walking with Beatrix Potter and Walking with Wordsworth, Walking with the Brontës is a pocket-sized book containing fifteen walking routes, predominantly in West Yorkshire. Each walk is to somewhere associated with one or more of the Brontë family, either in real life or with important characters or places in their novels: for instance the house on which Emily based Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights, or the countryside around Cowan Bridge School which, with its harsh regime, caused the Brontë girls much suffering and became Lowood School in Charlotte's Jane Eyre. The walks are generally short and fairly easy, contrasting semi-urban areas with the wild moorland above their home at the Parsonage Haworth. Each route is fully described, aided by sketch plans, and illustrated by new colour photographs. In each case, a separate text explains the Bronte associations, with extracts from their writing.

The Brontës in Context

Author: Marianne Thormählen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139851179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Very few families produce one outstanding writer. The Brontë family produced three. The works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne remain immensely popular, and are increasingly being studied in relation to the surroundings and wider context that formed them. The forty-two new essays in this book tell 'the Brontë story' as it has never been told before, drawing on the latest research and the best available scholarship while offering new perspectives on the writings of the sisters. A section on Brontë criticism traces their reception to the present day. The works of the sisters are explored in the context of social, political and cultural developments in early-nineteenth-century Britain, with attention given to religion, education, art, print culture, agriculture, law and medicine. Crammed with information, The Brontës in Context shows how the Brontës' fiction interacts with the spirit of the time, suggesting reasons for its enduring fascination.

The Brontes in Brussels

Author: Helen MacEwan

Publisher: Peter Owen Limited

ISBN: 9780720615883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 8874

A fascinating and thorough account of Charlotte and Emily Brontë's formative stay in Brussels during 1842-43 The Brontës' time in Belgium, five years before they became best-selling authors, is the least-known episode of their lives, but is a fascinating and important one. The book follows in the tracks of the sisters in Brussels, describing their life in the city: though the school where they came to study French has now disappeared, there is still a lot to be seen of the city the sisters knew; two of Charlotte's four novels (Villette and The Professor) are also based on her spell abroad, which was pivotal to her both as a writer and personally, since she fell in love with her teacher Constantin Heger. Charlotte's moving and harrowing letters to Heger—a respectable married man—are reproduced in full here and belie the common image of her as the motherly and strait-laced Brontë. Also including maps of the period, extracts from Villette reflecting real-life experiences in Brussels and translations of the sisters' little-known "Belgian essays," what emerges is a complete portrait of a slice of literary history—as well as a haunting evocation of a time and a place that came to haunt the Brontës themselves.