In Search of Anne Brontë

In Search of Anne Brontë

In Search of Anne Bront Anne Bront the youngest and most enigmatic of the Bront sisters remains a bestselling author nearly two centuries after her death The brilliance of her two novels and her poetry belies the quiet t

  • Title: In Search of Anne Brontë
  • Author: Nick Holland
  • ISBN: 9780750965255
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Anne Bront , the youngest and most enigmatic of the Bront sisters, remains a bestselling author nearly two centuries after her death The brilliance of her two novels and her poetry belies the quiet, truthful girl who often lived in the shadow of her outgoing sisters Yet her writing was the most revolutionary of all the Bront s, pushing the boundaries of what was acAnne Bront , the youngest and most enigmatic of the Bront sisters, remains a bestselling author nearly two centuries after her death The brilliance of her two novels and her poetry belies the quiet, truthful girl who often lived in the shadow of her outgoing sisters Yet her writing was the most revolutionary of all the Bront s, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable This revealing new biography opens Anne s most private life to a new audience, and includes unpublished letters from Anne to the family to which she was governess as well as first publication of a controversial image that could be the only photograph of the three Bront sisters.

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    This is an overly melodramatic blend of often glaringly incorrect facts and cloying scenes depicting how Nick Holland assumes Anne Brontë was feeling at various points in her life. Sadly this biography doesn't really offer any new or unique perspective.It's riddled with mistakes. Gilbert Markham from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is referred to as 'Gabriel' on at least two occasions and Edward Weston from Agnes Grey suddenly becomes 'Edmund'. When discussing the contextual influences for Wutherin [...]

    Anne Brontë, the most underrated and unappreciated of the Brontës, wrote the greatest book between them: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Yet thanks to her sister Charlotte's outliving her, and Charlotte's own personal dislike of the novel, the mastery of Anne went unnoticed for almost a century after her death. It is also unfortunate that most of what we know about the Brontës comes from Charlotte's own correspondence, which was saved by the friends she had written to. Charlotte destroyed many o [...]

    2.5Very disappointing, but to be honest I suspected it might be! That's mainly because it isn't long since I read the truly excellent Claire Harman biography of Charlotte Brontë and this is a pale imitation. I spotted several minor errors which a decent researcher/editor would never have let slip through. And there's really nothing new to be learned at all - just a mish mash of earlier biographies and Holland's view of what might or might not have been said.I also disliked the writing style - l [...]

    It's a wonderful, engaging read, which fleshes out Anne as a character who has often been forgotten or downplayed as an author, even as a person, in the constructions of Bronte biography/history. Occasionally the amount of inference went, in my opinion, too far, especially in his tendency to make psychogenic explanations of the family's illnesses/diseases, a common problem as discussed by Lucasta Millar in "The Bronte Myth". Nevertheless this was a very enjoyable book, and I was sorry when it en [...]

    Some sloppy writing in there. Needed another edit. I could have done with quotes, sometimes rather than passing mentions of things, however well referenced. Nothing new here and it doesn't surpass Gerin. Not that I disliked it, though. Where it was interesting, was in the angle taken re Charlotte being the shaper and arbiter of Anne's legacy as a writer, which was a good point well made.Anne's spirituality is a key part of understanding her, and I thought the writer did a good job of conveying t [...]

    This is the best biography of Anne I have ever read. It really gives an insight into her unique personality: brave, strong, modest, determined, intellectual, moral, all qualities contrary to the whitewashed image Charlotte would have the public believe of a frail, delicate, unworldly spinster. Such an image is at odds with the reality of a woman capable of writing The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which depicts an abusive marriage in all of its ugliness and brutality. There is a real insight into Ann [...]

    My first encounter with the Brontës began at the age of ten or eleven when my mother gave me her beautiful 1946 editions ofWuthering HeightsandJane Eyrewith columned text and exquisite engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Eventually, I discovered there was another author-sister in the family, the youngest, Anne. From the multitude of documentaries about the Brontës, movies based on Charlotte’s and Emily’s books, and even, as an English major, classic literature courses in school, it was all too [...]

    A succinct and engaging biography of Anne and her family which helped me understand why Anne wrote the way she did. What I found most beautiful about the Brontes was their determined anonymity, what is most tragic are their early deaths soon after their publications. How awful that their father lived through all his six children's deaths. I am glad that their works remain to this day, how much more they would have written if only they had the chance!Great read, I highly recommend.

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