The Brontes at Haworth

The Brontes at Haworth

The World Within

Book - 1992
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Blackwell North Amer
The Brontes at Haworth is the story both of the real world of the Brontes at Haworth Parsonage, their home on the edge of the lonely Yorkshire moors, and of the imaginary worlds they spun for themselves in their novels and poetry. Wherever possible, their story is told using their own words - the letters they wrote to each other, Emily and Anne's secret diaries, and Emily's exchanges with the luminaries of literary England - or those of the people who were closest to them - their brother Branwell, their father the Reverend Patrick Bronte, and their novelist friend Mrs. Gaskell.
The Brontes sketched and painted their worlds too, in delicate ink washes and watercolors of family and friends, animals, and the English moors. These pictures illuminate the text, as do the tiny drawings the Bronte children made to illustrate their imaginary worlds. In addition, there are facsimiles of their letters and diaries, paintings by artists of the day, and pictures of period household items.
The Brontes at Haworth is a unique and privileged view of the real lives of these women, writers, and sisters - their own view - and is certain to be cherished by any admirer of this remarkable literary family.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c1992
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780517592670
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 26 cm


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Mar 09, 2016

This is a wonderful resource! The Bronte's family history is outlined magnificently in this text. Also, portions of letters are including from members of the family and friends. For anyone studying the Bronte's, this is a must!

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