Emily Bronte

Emily Bronte : A Biography

4.17 (56 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$9.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


First published in 1971, and here reissued for the second time, the emphasis of this book is firmly on the biographical rather than the literary. The author has also written biographies of Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell. Emily was perhaps the least accessible of the Bronte sisters, and Winifred Gerin presents a balanced impression of her life, without becoming dazzled by her strangeness. She probes her withdrawn, mystical character, but counters it with an appreciation of her practicality and humanity. She traces Emily's development from unhappy schooldays, through her love of walking on the moors, the writing of "Gondal", "Wuthering Heights", the French Essays and her poems, to her death.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 18 halftones as 15 pp plates
  • 0192812513
  • 9780192812513

Rating details

56 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 45% (25)
4 36% (20)
3 14% (8)
2 4% (2)
1 2% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X