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The Resource The Brontës, Juliet Barker

The Brontës, Juliet Barker

Label
The Brontës
Title
The Brontës
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Barker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tragic story of the Bronte family is well known, replete with a half-mad father, a wastrel of a brother, and three uniquely gifted - and oppressed - sisters. But beyond these familiar details, the Brontes' story has remained largely obscure. This landmark book is the first definitive history of this fascinating family. Based on eleven years of research among newly discovered letters by every member of the family, original manuscripts, and the newspapers of that time, it gives a new and fuller picture of the Brontes' lives from beginning to end and, in the process, demolishes many myths. The father, Patrick, was not, as commonly believed, the cold patriarch of a family of victims. Charlotte, ruthlessly self-willed, ran roughshod over her sisters and went so far as to alter or destroy their manuscripts when she disapproved. Emily was so psychologically and physically dependent on her fantasy life that she could not survive in the outside world. Anne, widely regarded as the gentlest of the sisters, had a core of steel and was a more daring and revolutionary author than Charlotte. Branwell, the adored brother, was a talented poet who provided much of Charlotte's inspiration
Summary
Reexamines the lives of the famous literary family to develop a fuller perspective on each writer's personality
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
184539
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.809
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4168
LC item number
.B37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Brontës, Juliet Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Thomas Dunne book."
  • "First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld and Nicolson."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Ambitious Man -- The Promised Land -- Good Friends and Kind Neighbours -- A Stranger in a Strange Land -- Charity-Children -- Scribblemania -- Emulation Rewarded -- ngrians Arise! -- The Infernal World -- Losing Battles -- Slavery -- Patrick Boanerges -- Wish for Wings -- Isolated in the Midst of Numbers -- Monsieur Heger -- Mrs. Robinson -- The Book of Rhymes -- Three Tales -- The Shadow in the House -- Stripped and Bereaved -- No Longer Invisible -- The Society of Clever People -- Running Away from Home -- Villette -- Tomkins Triumphant -- So Happy -- Saintinless, Treason and Plot -- The End of All
Control code
5722166
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 1,003 pages
Isbn
9780312145552
Lccn
95022806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32701664
  • (OCoLC)32701664
Label
The Brontës, Juliet Barker
Publication
Note
  • "A Thomas Dunne book."
  • "First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld and Nicolson."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Ambitious Man -- The Promised Land -- Good Friends and Kind Neighbours -- A Stranger in a Strange Land -- Charity-Children -- Scribblemania -- Emulation Rewarded -- ngrians Arise! -- The Infernal World -- Losing Battles -- Slavery -- Patrick Boanerges -- Wish for Wings -- Isolated in the Midst of Numbers -- Monsieur Heger -- Mrs. Robinson -- The Book of Rhymes -- Three Tales -- The Shadow in the House -- Stripped and Bereaved -- No Longer Invisible -- The Society of Clever People -- Running Away from Home -- Villette -- Tomkins Triumphant -- So Happy -- Saintinless, Treason and Plot -- The End of All
Control code
5722166
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 1,003 pages
Isbn
9780312145552
Lccn
95022806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32701664
  • (OCoLC)32701664

Library Locations

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      115 Alford Street, Lagrange, GA, 30240, US
      33.038528 -85.038101

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