By Catherine Reef

The Brontë sisters are one of the such a lot cherished writers of all time, top identified for his or her vintage nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). during this occasionally heartbreaking younger grownup biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of those literary siblings and the oppressive instances during which they lived. Brontë lovers also will enjoy the insights into their favourite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the exceptional number of greater than sixty black-and-white archival pictures. a robust testimony to the lifetime of the brain. (Endnotes, bibliography, index.)

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Whatever the reason for his firing, Branwell packed up his things and headed for home, having failed again. Emboldened by Branwell’s successful contact with Hartley Coleridge, Charlotte sent Coleridge a portion of a novel that she had started. ,” to keep her identity a secret and to prevent Coleridge from knowing whether she was a woman or a man. She wanted to be judged simply as a writer. But, like Robert Southey, Coleridge offered this eager writer no encouragement. While Branwell was away, his sisters had been enjoying the company of another young man.

ISBN 978-0-547-57966-5 (hardcover) 1. Brontë, Charlotte, 1816–1855—Juvenile literature. 2. Brontë, Emily, 1818–1848—Juvenile literature. 3. Brontë, Anne, 1820–1849—Juvenile literature. 4. Authors, English—19th century—Biography—Juvenile literature. 5. Sisters—England—Yorkshire—Biography—Juvenile literature. 6. Women authors, English—Biography—Juvenile literature. I. Title. ” THE cobbled road clung to the steep hill as if holding on for dear life. Its paving stones had been set on end, forming a series of little ledges.

The medal was a trophy that the winner possessed until the term ended, when another girl might win it. When she left the school in June 1832, Miss Wooler gave her the silver medal to keep. Charlotte went home to Haworth, happy to be living at home again with her brother and sisters. “In one delightful, though somewhat monotonous course my life is passed,” Charlotte wrote to Ellen Nussey about her days back at Haworth. In the morning she taught Emily and Anne. She passed along to them the knowledge she had gained at Roe Head, because they, too, might need to teach for a living one day.

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