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The Brontës At Haworth:The World Within
Title : The Brontës At Haworth:The World Within
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ISBN : 9780517592670
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160

'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 Emil'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.


The Brontës At Haworth:The World Within Reviews

  • Quirkyreader

    This is an OK introduction to the Bronte's. I gave this book 5 stars because of the illustrations in this book.

  • Chris

    We wove a web in childhood,A web of sunny air;We dug a spring in infancyOf water pure and fair []For life is darkly shadedAnd its joys fleet fast away!- from 'Retrospection' by Charlotte Brontë (1835)2017 marked the bicentenary of the birth of the least celebrated of the Brontë siblings, Branwell. As with the group portrait he painted of his surviving sisters and himself he appears as a ghostly figure, barely mentioned and then only with sadness. He left some poetry, youthful writings, a hand [...]

  • Mary

    This coffee table-style book was a review of the other Bronte biographies I've recently read. I thought it gave a great overview of life in the Bronte family, and I particularly liked the listing of locations that were important in their world.

  • angela

    boring