Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters

Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters

by Naomi E. Pasachoff

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The Brontë sisters may have had short lives, but their literary legacy lives on. More than 150 years after their deaths, Emily's Wuthering Heights and Charlotte's Jane Eyre remain two of the most popular love stories written in English. Twenty-first-century readers also continue to be engaged by such issues as the vulnerability of children, the role of education in civilizing members of society, and women's independence. In A Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters, the extraordinary lives and works of Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Brontë are examined, offering accessible insight to first-time readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766032675
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Understanding Literature Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Brief Lives, Enduring Novels An: Introduction to the Lives and Works of the Brontë Sisters 7

2 Writers in the Making: The Roots of the Brontë Sisters' Earliest Work 18

3 The Bumpy Road to Publication: From Teachers to Writers 35

4 Currer Bell's Bestseller: Understanding Jane Eyre 50

5 Shocking the Reading Public: Ellis Bell's Wuthering Heights 69

6 Her Sisters' Critic: The Works of Acton Bell 84

7 Charlotte Alone, Charlotte Wed: Establishing Her Sisters' Reputations, Furthering Her Own 100

8 The Family Dies Out, the Work Lives On: The Lasting Legacy of the Brontë Sisters 117

Chronology 133

Chapter Notes 138

Glossary 150

Major Works by the Brontë Sisters 154

Further Reading 155

Internet Addresses 156

Index 157

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