The Bronte Sisters by Catherine Reef


The Bronte Sisters by Catherine Reef

The Bronte sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre Charlotte, Wuthering Heights Emily, and Agnes Grey Anne. In this sometimes heart breaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived. Bronte fans will also revel in the insights into their favourite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-and-white archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind. Endnotes, bibliography, index.


Romance and heartache and doom, oh my! This beautifully written and researched account. . . reads like a novel, with rich and evocative language. The New York Times Book Review For readers discovering the wonder of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, this collective biography of the Bronte family fills in fascinating detail of their personal and public lives . . .[a] stirring biography. Booklist, starred review Gracefully plotted, carefully researched . . . A solid and captivating look at these remarkable pioneers of modern fiction. Kirkus, starred review A detail-rich look at the lives of theBronte sisters, whose work shocked, entertained, and provoked the mindsof their Victorian audiences.. . . . A comprehensive introduction to the authors behind some of the most-studied novels in English literature. Publishers Weekly, starred review For anyone who has ever loved the romantic yet melancholy Heathcliff or the determined Jane Eyre, this book belongs on your shelf.

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240 pages


Catherine Reef
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Publication date

20th July 2015



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