The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters - eBook
The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters - eBook  -     By: Juliet Barker
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Pegasus Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781453265260
ISBN-13: 9781453265260

Publisher's Description

In a revised and updated edition, the real story of the Brontë sisters, by distinguished scholar and historian Juliet Barker
 
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 like Elizabeth 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 Based on firsthand research among all the Brontë manuscripts and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Brontë biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable.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.

Author Bio

Juliet Barker, author of Agincourt and other critically acclaimed works of history and biography, has a PhD in history from Oxford University and was for six years a curator of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth. She has been involved with all recent research into the Brontës and has made many major new finds that are revealed for the first time in this book.

Editorial Reviews

"As a work of scholarship it is brilliant. For those with a passion for the Brontës, or for Victoriana, it is a stupendous read." —The Independent on Sunday

"Barker's updated and enthralling biography of the Brontes carries us deeper into the everyday realities of their strange world, and elicits sympathy for their father, who, alone, lived on to old age and to witness the transformation of his family history into the stuff of lurid legend." —Fresh Air

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