The Brontës

The Brontës

[wild Genius on the Moors : the Story of A Literary Family]

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Baker & Taylor
A history of the Brontèe family is based on years of research and correspondence by each family member, challenging traditionally accepted portraits of the patriarchal Patrick and revealing Charlotte's ruthless nature.

Norton Pub
The story of the tragic Brontë family is familiar to everyone: we all know about the half-mad, repressive father, the drunken, drug-addicted wastrel of a brother, wildly 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 who were primarily novelists and were attracted by the tale of an apparently doomed family of genius.Juliet Barker’s landmark book is the first definitive history of the Brontës. It demolishes the myths, yet provides startling new information that is just as compelling—but true. Based on first hand research among all the Brontë manuscripts and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Brontë biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable.The Brontës is a revolutionary picture of the world’s favorite literary family.
In a revised and updated edition, the real story of the Brontë sisters, by distinguished scholar and historian Juliet Barker.

Baker
& Taylor

A history of the Bronté family is based on years of research and correspondence by each family member, challenging traditionally accepted portraits of the patriarchal Patrick and revealing Charlotte's ruthless nature, in a revised edition that incorporates the newest research.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012, c2010
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605983653
1605983659
9781605984599
Branch Call Number: 928.2 BAR
Characteristics: xx, 1158 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm

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Sep 20, 2015

Not exactly what I expected, certainly overly definitive of the father & more than I ever wanted to read about him. Somewhat disappointed, as I was more interested in the three women.

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