The Bronts of Haworth Moor
How the Three Daughters of a Country Parson Became the Most Revolutionary Novelists of Their Time
"Fans of the Brontës' novels will appreciate the lively portrayal of their creators, relatives, and friends in this informative, involving family biography." -- Booklist, Starred Review
In 1820, the Brontë family traveled to their new home on the edge of Haworth Moor. There, the Brontë sisters and their brother were given the freedom to explore and expand their imaginative minds, providing the inspiration needed to create literary masterpieces that would be enjoyed for generations to come.
In The Brontës of Haworth Moor: How the Three Daughters of a Country Parson Became the Most Revolutionary Novelists of Their Time, Diane Browning brings to life the world of the young Brontës. After the death of their mother at a young age followed by the loss of their two oldest sisters to tuberculosis, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, along with their brother Branwell, discovered that play-acting, games, and writing brought a welcome distraction and joy into their lives. Browning captivatingly reveals how these activities, along with their life on the moor, their brief stints at boarding schools, and their experiences as teachers and governesses, greatly influenced their novels.
Though the Brontës' lives included sorrow and heartbreak, the three sisters achieved their childhood dreams of publishing their writings to great acclaim, despite being unknown, unconnected, and unmarried women. The Brontës of Haworth Moor brings to light all that Charlotte, Emily, and Anne had to overcome to become celebrated authors whose works are still read over and over again almost 200 years later.
About this Author
Diane Browning is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. She is a member of the Brontë Society and a long-time member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Pasadena, California.
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