The Brontës At Haworth:The World Within
Late 20th Century
About this book
'The Brontes at Haworth' is 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 Emily's exchanges with the luminaries of literary England - or those of the people who were closest to them - their brother Branwell, their father the Reverend Patrick Bronte, and their novelist friend Mrs. Gaskell. The Brontes sketched and painted their worlds too, in delicate ink washes and watercolors 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 period household items. The Brontes at Haworth is a unique and privileged view of the real lives of these women, writers, and sisters - their own view - and is certain to be cherished by any admirer of this remarkable literary family.
This is an OK introduction to the Bronte's. I gave this book 5 stars because of the illustrations in this book.
Le he dado 5 estrellas en la enésima relectura por lo mucho que me ha acercado a las Brontë, lo cierto es que esta vez le he encontrado algunos fallos que me gustaría comentar más extensamente y que ya haré en el blog.