The Brontės at Haworth

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Frances Lincoln, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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The three Brontė sisters – Anne, Charlotte and Emily – moved to Haworth Parsonage as children in 1820. It was there, on the edge of the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Moors, that they produced some of the most memorable, influential and best-loved novels in the English language. Ann Dinsdale paints a detailed picture of everyday life at Haworth in the 1840s, recounting the Brontė family history and describing the local village and surrounding countryside. She goes on to consider the Brontės' poetry and novels in the context of their socio-historic background. This book provides fascinating insight into the lives of the authors of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and will be a must for both literature students and Brontė admirers. It is illustrated with numerous rarely seen images from the Haworth archives, including drawings by Charlotte and Emily, together with evocative pictures by local photographer Simon Warner.

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User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

An account of the lives of the Bronte family, complete with lots of photos. Seeing where they lived puts such.a human face on them. I had no idea that they were of Irish descent, or what the last name meant. Having abrother with those kinds of problems musthave reallybeen difficult. Read full review

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A Yorkshire Miscellany (E-Pub)
Tom Holman
No preview available - 2010

About the author (2006)

ANN DINSDALE is the librarian of the Brontė Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, home of the world's largest collection of Bronteana. She writes and lectures on aspects of the Brontės' lives and has a particular interest in social conditions in mid-19th-century Haworth.

SIMON WARNER lives in a farmhouse under the edge of Haworth Moor. He is a widely published photographer of the British landscape. The books he has illustrated include National Trail Guides.

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