The Bronte Sisters
The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
By Catherine Reef
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547579665, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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After exploring the world of Jane Austen, Catherine Reef now turns her attention to the tragically short but utterly fascinating lives of the Brontë sisters--Charlotte (author of Jane Eyre), Emily (Wuthering Heights), and Anne (Agnes Grey). A biography as gothic and fun to read as any of the Brontë novels. Includes bibliography, notes, and index.
Catherine Reef is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed JOHN STEINBECK and SIGMUND FREUD, which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.
"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: what they wrote . . . [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 solid, well-researched biography."
—School Library Journal
"A comprehensive introduction to the authors behind some of the most-studied novels in English literature."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Photographs, portraits, movie stills, and drawings also provide context and will inspire readers to pick up on of the novels of these important, if not prolific, authors."