A Life of Emily Bronte

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Amberley, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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Biographical material on Emily Brontė is scarce. In the past, biographers have taken this as an excuse to portray intuition as fact, creating a confused and inaccurate image of the author of Wuthering Heights. In A Life of Emily Brontė, Edward Chitham searches diligently for the truth. He describes his book as an 'investigative biography', delving into Emily's childhood, her relationships with her family, her father's Irish roots, and the influences of her friends and acquaintances. Using material neglected by other biographers, Chitham makes an illuminating and scholarly study of the events and characters that shaped Emily's inspiration – a puzzle that has confounded many and made her, up to this point, an enigmatic and misrepresented figure.

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Virginia Woolf declared that biographers must blend the granite of hard fact with the rainbow of personality. If so, then this "life'' is a pile of stone chips wrapped in fog. The fault is not ... Read full review

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