Monday, December 3, 2012

The Brontë Sisters

9780547579665The Brontë Sisters – The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
Written by Catherine Reef
Published at Clarion Books

About the book

The Brontë 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. Brontë 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.)

My Thoughts

One of the books I have read numerous times since my teenage years is Jane Eyre.   Somehow this book has grasped me to the point I needed to re-read it through the years.   I must admit that I never read anything else from the Brontë Sisters – yes I now hear the gasps of some of my readers as I wrote this…  But I promise that this will change in 2013.

Though I have read only one book from the sisters I have learned that their stories are fabulous and when I saw that this book was available for review I requested it.   I am not disappointed whatsoever as I enjoy reading biographies.  I am learning quite a bit abou the lives of the sisters and how they became authors.  The book contains ten chapters dedicated to their life, notes from the author as well as a list of the works from the sisters.   The book also contains pictures of where they lived, drawings made by their brother, and photos. 

While reading this biography on the Brontë Sisters, you have the feeling of being transported to their home and lives.    Reading more about them is encouraging me to explore other writings from their hands.   I am thinking that Wuthering Heights would be a great book to read in the early part of the 2013 year.  The Brontë Sisters would make a great Christmas gift for the fan of their writing as it will let her read their biography and learn more about their lives.

The Brontë Sisters is available at your favourite bookstore, even and


The book is also available on Kindle.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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