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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Bronte Family by Karen Kenyon

The Bronte Family: Passionate Literary Geniuses

A detailed account of the lives of the entire Bronte family but dealing with Emily, Charlotte and Anne in greater detail, their life at the parsonage, their excursions into the wider world to both broaden their horizons as well as earn a living and how they all came back to the moors which they loved and the tragic end to their young lives.

Born at a time when women did not venture into the world of publishing however talented one coouls be they first published under male names and once established as "proper" authors ventured into this world with a great deal of success. With happiness denied in their personal lives, they lived a very self sacrificing life giving up on love and companionship for the parsonage and their (in my opinion) tyrant of a father.

This is a very short book but it encompasses all the details of the Bronte family very well.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Endeavour Media. 


  1. I haven't read much of Brontes work and don't know much about them so could probably learn a lot from this book.

  2. Anything I've read about them has made their lives seem rather bleak.

  3. I agree with the previous two comments. This sounds interesting!

  4. This is a reminder that I should read the Bronte Sisters.

  5. I missed this one on Netgalley. Definitely sounds like a book I'd enjoy since I love the work of all three sisters.