The Brontes

The Brontes : Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family

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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 Based on first-hand research among all the Brontë manuscripts, including contemporary historical documents never before used by Brontë biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable.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.
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  • Paperback | 1158 pages
  • 163 x 229 x 54mm | 1,080g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1605984590
  • 9781605984599
  • 121,744

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Definitive. Barker's greatest service is to rescue the family of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne from myth, who were provided particularly hideous stereotypes by Charlotte's first biographer, Elizabeth Gaskell. The doom and tragedy are there.
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