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The Brontë Sisters
February 10, 2013
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I was doing a little research on the Brontë sisters, and found it very interesting how much they used events that happened in their lives, shape their stories. When you read about their brother, Branwell Brontë, you can see how his behavior and alcoholism influenced two of his sister’s works, Emily’s “Wuthering Heights”, and Anne’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”.
The Brontë sisters were so talented, and it makes me a little mad that they had to publish their works under male pseudonyms. Anyway, I’m learning a little bit of their lives (I’ve always been interesting in female writers in this time period. How hard it must have been for them!) and want to learn more. So sad they died so young!

Can anyone suggest a good biography of the Brontë sisters??

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And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
Ages ago; and in that act, a prayer For one more chance went up so earnest, so
Instinct with better light let in by death, That life was blotted out—not so completely
But scattered wrecks enough of it remain Dim memories as now, when once more seems The goal in sight again. -- Robert Browning, Paracelsus

February 10, 2013
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There is also a lot of references to Charlotte Bronte’s real life in Jane Eyre. Her bad treatment in the boarding school she attended is based and also the fact that two of her sisters died of TB as a result of their malnutrition etc etc. There is a good biography on Charlotte Bronte called The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskill. I don’t know about the other too. I did Jane Eyre for my alevels a few years back.

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February 10, 2013
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Thanks I’ll check that out!
I read about what happened happened to Charlotte and her sisters at the boarding school, and how sad!! I had no idea about that when I read “Jane Eyre”.

At times I almost dream, I too have spent a life the sages' way,
And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
Ages ago; and in that act, a prayer For one more chance went up so earnest, so
Instinct with better light let in by death, That life was blotted out—not so completely
But scattered wrecks enough of it remain Dim memories as now, when once more seems The goal in sight again. -- Robert Browning, Paracelsus

February 10, 2013
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Elizabeth Gaskell was a noted author in her own right. I’ve read some of her books in the past. Very heavy on the poor working class situations.

I did JE for my ‘O’-levels back in the depths of history. I didn’t enjoy it very much because of that. I really wanted to smack both Kathy and Heathcliffe up-side the head from time to time. I really need to finish WH…

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February 11, 2013
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I came across this book and was wondering if anybody had read it.
It’s called “The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family” by Juliet Barker.
Going to read the sample first before I buy it for my kindle.

At times I almost dream, I too have spent a life the sages' way,
And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
Ages ago; and in that act, a prayer For one more chance went up so earnest, so
Instinct with better light let in by death, That life was blotted out—not so completely
But scattered wrecks enough of it remain Dim memories as now, when once more seems The goal in sight again. -- Robert Browning, Paracelsus

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