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The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

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The Brontë sisters are among the most beloved writers of all time, best known for their classic nineteenth-century novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne). In this sometimes heartbreaking young adult biography, Catherine Reef explores the turbulent lives of these literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived.

Brontë fans will also revel in the insights into their favorite novels, the plethora of poetry, and the outstanding collection of more than sixty black-and-white archival images. A powerful testimony to the life of the mind.

For more stories for young readers about famous women, visit A Mighty Girl's Biography section.

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"Romance and heartache and doom, oh my! This beautifully written and researched account . . . reads like a novel, with rich and evocative language." -- The New York Times Book Review

"For readers discovering the wonder of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, this collective biography of the Brontë family fills in fascinating detail of their personal and public lives . . . [a] stirring biography." -- Booklist, starred review

"Gracefully plotted, carefully researched . . . A solid and captivating look at these remarkable pioneers of modern fiction." -- Kirkus, starred review

"A detail-rich look at the lives of the Brontë sisters, whose work shocked, entertained, and provoked the minds of their Victorian audiences. . . . A comprehensive introduction to the authors behind some of the most-studied novels in English literature." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 and up
Author Catherine Reef
ISBN 0544455908
Publication Date Oct 23, 2012
Publisher Clarion Books
Language English