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The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes Juliet Gardiner

The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes By Juliet Gardiner

The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes by Juliet Gardiner


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The fascinating lives of the Bronte sisters, told in their own words through letters and diaries, illuminated by period illustrations and rarely seen examples of the sisters' paintings, of real and imaginary worlds.

The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes Summary

The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes: The letters, diaries and writings of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte by Juliet Gardiner

The story both of the real world of the Brontes at Haworth Parsonage, their home on the edge of the lonely Yorkshire moors, and of the imaginary worlds they spun for themselves in their novels and poetry.

Wherever possible, their story is told using their own words - the letters they wrote to each other, Emily and Anne's secret diaries, and Charlotte's exchanges with luminaries of literary England - or those closest to them, such as their brother Branwell, their father Patrick Bronte, and their novelist friend Mrs Gaskell.

The Brontes sketched and painted their worlds too, in delicate ink washes and watercolours of family and friends, animals and the English moors. These pictures illuminate the text as do the tiny drawings the Bronte children made to illustrate their imaginary worlds. In addition, there are facsimiles of their letters and diaries, paintings by artists of the day, and pictures of household life.

This beautifully illustrated book offers a unique and privileged view of the real lives of three women, writers and sisters.

About Juliet Gardiner

Juliet Gardiner is a British historian and a commentator on British social history from Victorian times through to the 1950s. She is a former editor of History Today magazine. She is the author of several books, including The People's War and Over Here: The GIs in Wartime Britain. She is also a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, a reviewer and a contributor to the national press, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, the Financial Times, The Guardian, and BBC History.

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NGR9781849946605
9781849946605
1849946604
The Illustrated Letters of the Brontes: The letters, diaries and writings of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte by Juliet Gardiner
New
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2021-04-15
160
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