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The Brontes at Haworth

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The three Brontë sisters – Anne, Charlotte and Emily – moved to Haworth Parsonage as children in 1820. It was there, on the edge of the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Moors, that they produced some of the most memorable, influential and best-loved novels in the English language. Ann Dinsdale paints a detailed picture of everyday life at Haworth in the 1840s, recountin ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Frances Lincoln
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Auntie Terror
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biographies
This book gives a good overview of the lives of the Bronte family, including parents and other siblings apaprt from the three famous sisters - especially the father and brother. The reader gets a feeling for the struggles the family had to go through concerning education and social life. Haworth seems such an unlikely place for a family which seems to have put so much stress on intellectual development and the arts.
The book also shines a light on the friendship of Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth
Jul 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bio-memoirs, england
What a lovely book. I suppose this is a sort of coffee table book. I seem to have a life long weakness for coffee table books.
It has the most wonderful photographs, some new and some old black-n-whites of the town, the homes, the people, even their sketches and the manuscripts. A day may go by before you turn a page because there is so much to see on each page. I feel like I have really been to Haworth myself, poking around the kitchen, sitting in the family's chairs and looking out the very s
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful pictorial essay of the Brontes and their home in Haworth.

The book contains a few surprises for Bronte scholars.

Above all else, enjoy this wonderful work.
Carla Acheson
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful hardback catalogue of everything related to the wonderful Bronté family. The glossy photographs are exquisite and show in great detail the atmosphere of the village, the lifestyle of the characters and the Bronté Parsonage itself. Branwell Bronté was a pleasant discovery, and a section dedicated to him alone revealed his many talents, of which few had ever truly embraced.

As you flick through this memoir it is almost as if you can feel the eerie mist which spreads across the isolated mo
Susan Liston
This gets an extra star for it's physical quality, wonderful pictures. Nicely done all around, good brief biography of the entire family. ...more
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful Christmas gift, given to me by a friend who also enjoys everything Bronte. It is an excellent introduction to the Brontes, providing an immensely readable background to their lives and works. The famous novels of Charlotte, Emily and Anne are introduced, and subsequent critical acclaim recorded. Also eventual biographies (including brother Branwell), and the ongoing legacy of the Brontes. The lavish illustrations are a joy, so sharp and clear it is a pleasure to indeed 'visit ...more
Jennifer Hughes
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To my neighbors who are Bronte fans: Who loves you? I do!

I bought this beautiful coffee table book about All Things Bronte at a library castoff sale because I thought you'd enjoy it (after I read it, of course!), and I'm putting it in my little free library now so you can enjoy it as well.

Not long ago, I watched the PBS dramatization "To Walk Invisible" about the Bronte family and thought it was interesting, so when I saw this book for sale, I wanted to know more. (Ok, it didn't hurt that it wa
Meg - A Bookish Affair
3.5 stars. The Bronte family has always been really intriguing to me. It's so amazing to me that three of the Bronte daughters became writers and famous ones at that. This book is part biography and part history of the Bronte family centering on their gorgeous house in the English countryside.

I really liked reading the biography of all of the family members. I actually didn't realize that the Bronte sister writers (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) had any other siblings. They actually had several! Th
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In einer interessanten und ansprechenden Komposition (mit erstmals abgebildeten Zeichnungen und Gemälden der Brontë-Geschwister!) tritt uns eine neue Brontëbiographie entgegen. Zunächst werden kurze Einzelporträts der Brontëfamilientmitglieder gezeichnet, wobei mit einigen unwahren Urteilen aufgeräumt wird, die auf die berühmte Charlotte-Brontë-Biographie Elizabeth Gaskells zurückzuführen sind. Im zweiten Kapitel wird der schriftstellerische Werdegang der drei Brontë-Schwestern geschildert, wobe ...more
Maan Kawas
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book about the Bronte family, which provides abundant information about the history of the family as well as details about each member of the Brontes, their maidservants, and friends! Furthermore, the book describes the works of the Bronte sisters, the critical reception of their works, and the places that were the source of their inspiration; it even describes the village, the churchyard, and life, death, and illness then. Finally, the book talks about the legacy and the history of ...more
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This is such a lovely coffee table book that I've finished in one sitting through some delicious meals. I have such strong urge to visit Yorkshire after reading this to see The Brontë Museum. Book covered their social circle, their friends, influences and some of erstwhile authors of the day connected to them. it also captures real people who were inspiration of characters in their books. Most importantly, book captures beautifully through both words and photographs that locations - the Moors an ...more
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. A glimpse of the Brontes family & their home. After reading this...I have to read Jane Eyre again and the other books they written. There are some parts that are quite sad...Mother they rarely know,...the only person that outlived them is the father.
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: european-history
An account of the lives of the Bronte family, complete with lots of photos. Seeing where they lived puts such.a human face on them. I had no idea that they were of Irish descent, or what the last name meant. Having abrother with those kinds of problems musthave reallybeen difficult.
very interesting to read about this families history.
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