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Emily Brontë: A Biography (Oxford Paperbacks)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Winifred Gérin's Emily Brontë marks the culmination of seventeen years' research and completes her cycle of Brontë biographies begun in 1959 with Anne Brontë, followed in 1961 with Bramwell Brontë, and in 1967 with Charlotte Brontë: the Evolution of Genius which obtained three major literary awards.
Emily Brontë has been the subject of numerous literary studies, but there h
Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 1st 1978 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1971)
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Sep 06, 2007 Bryan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone but the dolts
While "The Dark Quartet" may be a more entertaining read on the life of the Brontes, this biography provides an exceptionally thorough and intriguing discussion on the most reclusive (and BRILLIANT) of the foursome. Emily Bronte was,without question, the GREATEST writer the world has ever seen - and will ever see! Gerin does an admirable job in exploring both the mundane and the mystical experiences and influences that led to the creation of the Gondal saga, the poetry - and, of course, that TOW ...more
Way too anxiety provoking for me to read. I stopped when Maddy is accused of not helping out with the fire. I knew then I wouldn't be able to read the rest without being anxious.
Kate Krz
Just great, really! I am a big admirer of the Brontës and of Emily in particular and have read other biographies about her and the family before. Gérin's appears not only excellently researched but written in an engaging and emotionally captivating manner. It took me quite a while to read the whole book but then this was more for want of studying it at my own pace rather than racing through it to have it finished. If you are interested in Emily Brontë's life then I suggest this is a must-read! E ...more
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