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Book Title: The Brontë Sisters|
The author of the book: Harold Bloom
Date of issue: May 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780791061879
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 24.49 MB
Edition: Chelsea House Publications
Read full description of the books The Brontë Sisters:This book is a great choice for anyone who enjoys the Brontes' work and wants to know more about the women themselves. I picked this up because I grew curious to know more about Charlotte Bronte and her sisters as I was reading "Jane Eyre." Bloom's book consists of an excellent mini-biography of the Bronte family. As someone who knew almost nothing about them, I found the narrative of their lives that he presents both absorbing and informative. It’s a good baseline for further exploration into the topic. After the biography, there are four critical essays on the Bronte's works: one looking at all three writers in context of their historical period; one focused entirely on "Wuthering Heights"; one on Anne Bronte's "Agnes Grey"; and one on the main character of "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall." These essays were a surprise and a lovely treat--a chocolate cherry on top of the biography information.
I decided not to read the last essay, because it concerned a Bronte novel that I want to read and don't know very much about. I was already very familiar with "Wuthering Heights" and "Jane Eyre" before deciding to read them (I'd seen movie versions of both), and I thought it would be nice to go into "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" knowing as little as possible about it. I decided I didn't want to sacrifice the experience of reading it mostly "fresh." Maybe I'll check this book out again once I’ve read the novel--just for the last essay.
Before reading this, I appreciated the Bronte sisters’ writing, but Bloom's book made me love them, as people and as writers, even more. One of the best things I discovered from the biography was the fact that Charlotte and Anne Bronte both published a lot more than I thought they had. Now I'm excited to catch up with the Brontes, in both the biography section and the literature section of the library stacks.
Read information about the authorBloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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