The three Bronte 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 Bronte family history and describing the local village and surrounding countryside. She goes on to consider the Brontes' 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 Bronte 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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A lively, informative, accurate and up-to-date introduction to the family and its extraordinary life... the task of telling what many would see as a too-familiar tale is well accomplished, though in its accuracy and style this book may well prove a hard act to follow Bronte Studies
About Ann Dinsdale
ANN DINSDALE is the librarian of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, home of the world's largest collection of Bronteana. She writes and lectures on aspects of the Brontes' 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.
The Brontes at Haworth by Ann Dinsdale
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