Emily Bronte

Emily Bronte

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the English novelist's protected childhood growing up in the Yorkshire moors, her sometimes strange mannerisms, her aversion to relationships, and the real-life experiences and surroundings reflected in "Wuthering Heights."

Oxford University Press
Largely self-educated, Emily Bronte (1818-1848) was her father's favorite daughter and spent most of her life at the rectory in Haworth, on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. She lead a protected, uneventful existence, with almost no social contacts. Robert Barnard examines her insulated childhood, peculiarities, social boorishness, and aversion to relationships. He includes excerpts of Emily's lyrical poems of her twenties which presage the raw intensity of Wuthering Heights. Many aspects of her only novel are shaped by her own experiences, and the author traces the real-life counterparts of characters, landscape, and buildings. He draws extensively from critical sources varying from early reviews of Wuthering Heights to Gaskell's appraisal of Emily's "stern selfishness," to Juliet Barker's recent biography of the Bronte family.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780195216561
Branch Call Number: J B BRONTE
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm


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