Emily Bronte: A Biography by Winifred Gérin

Emily Bronte: A Biography by Winifred Gérin lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Clarendon Press, 1971, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: Winifred Gerins Emily Bronte marks the culmination of seventeen years research and completes her cycle of Bronte biographies begun in 1959 with Anne Bronte, followed in 1961 with Branwell Bronte, and in 1967 with Charlotte Bronte: the Evolution of Genius, which obtained three major literary awards. Meanwhile, John Lock, Miss Gerins husband, published The Life, Letters, and Times of the Rev. Patrick Bronte in collaboration with W. T. Dixon in 1965, thus allowing the entire Bronte family to be seen in perspective.

Emily Bronte has been the subject of numerous literary studies, but there have been few informed biographies of her. The present author brings to the task three distinctive assets: her previous works on the Brontes, her first-hand study of the MSS, and her intimate knowledge of the Haworth scene through ten years residence in the village.

The result is not only the portrait of a singular genius but of a mind in growth. Emily is shown in girlhood and in adolescence as susceptible to the influences of her time religious, regional and literary and Gondal in the true perspective of its Gothic and Romantic prototypes. The metaphysical and thematic parallels between Gondal and Wuthering Heights are made the subject of special analysis, and the full texts of Emilys significant French Essays are given for the first time.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Slight tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 290 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!

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