Emily's Ghost

Emily's Ghost

A Novel of the Bronte Sisters

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WW Norton
A lustrous, beautifully written reimagining of the Brontë family—and of Emily Brontë’s passionate engagement with life.

Baker & Taylor
Intelligent and fiercely independent young Emily refuses to bow to conventions and spends her nights walking the moors before falling in love with idealistic clergyman William Weightman, an ill-fated relationship that inspires "Wuthering Heights."

Norton Pub
Enigmatic, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Emily Brontë refuses to bow to the conventions of her day: she is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily’s life, along with the rest of the Brontë family, is turned upside down with the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named William Weightman. Weightman champions poor mill workers’ rights, mingles with radical labor agitators, and captivates Haworth—and the Brontës especially—with his energy and charm. An improbable friendship between Weightman and Emily develops into a fiery but unconsummated love affair—and when tragedy strikes, the relationship continues, like the love story at the heart of Wuthering Heights, beyond the grave.

Denise Giardina, whose fiction has been described as “brilliant. . . heart-wrenching, tough and tender” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), writes a stirring story about faith, passion, longing, and romantic solitude.


A lustrous, beautifully written reimagining of the Brontë family—and of Emily Brontë’s passionate engagement with life.

Blackwell North Amer
Enigmatic, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Emily Brontë refuses to bow to the conventions of her day: she is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily’s life, along with the rest of the Brontë family, is turned upside down with the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named William Weightman. Weightman champions poor mill workers’ rights, mingles with radical labor agitators, and captivates Haworth—and the Brontës especially—with his energy and charm. An improbable friendship between Weightman and Emily develops into a fiery but unconsummated love affair—and when tragedy strikes, the relationship continues, like the love story at the heart of Wuthering Heights, beyond the grave.Denise Giardina, whose fiction has been described as “brilliant. . . heart-wrenching, tough and tender” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), writes a stirring story about faith, passion, longing, and romantic solitude.

Baker
& Taylor

A reimagining of the life of the nineteenth-century writer finds an intelligent and fiercely independent young Emily refusing to bow to period conventions and spending her nights walking the moors before falling in love with idealistic clergyman William Weightman, an ill-fated relationship that inspires Wuthering Heights.
Emily Brontèe refuses to bow to the conventions of her day. She is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily's life, along with the rest of the Brontèe family, is turned upside down with the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named Willam Weightman. An improbable friendship between Weightman and Emily develops into something deeper, and when tragedy strikes, the relationship continues.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393069150
039306915X
Branch Call Number: FICTION GIARDINA
Characteristics: 335 p

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Cashton
Jan 19, 2010

I liked that this book was based on the lives of the Bronte sisters. Gave me more insight into what it must have been like for women authors living during that time.

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