The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne (Hardcover)

The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

By Catherine Reef

Clarion Books, 9780547579665, 231pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2012



The Bronte 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. Bronte 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. (Endnotes, bibliography, index.)

Praise For The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne

"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

Horn Book

"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."