A Life of Emily Brontė

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Amberley, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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Biographical material on Emily Bronte 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 who wrote Wuthering Heights. In A Life of Emily Bronte, Edward Chitham rejects wholeheartedly the temptation to validate speculation. 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 conveyed by 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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User Review  - Fergie - Goodreads

Edward Chitham does Emily Bronte justice with this well researched, thoroughly thought-out description of the author's life. In it, I found the same impassioned, mercuriel woman who had enough dark ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer (JC-S) - Goodreads

I am fascinated by Emily Bronte. This is the latest of the biographies I have read about her (noting that the book itself was published in 1987). Many will be familiar with the Bronte sisters ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Edward Chitham is a part-time tutor in the Arts and Foundation Course and Classical Studies at the Open University. His previous books include "A Life of Emily Bronte," also published by Blackwell.

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