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Emily Brontë   By: (1857-1944)

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Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. Robinson is a captivating biography that offers readers a comprehensive understanding of the life and genius of one of literature's most enigmatic figures. Based on thorough research, Robinson delves deep into the life of Emily Brontë, shedding light on her complexities, her motivations, and her enduring literary contributions.

Throughout the book, Robinson skillfully navigates through the various aspects of Brontë's life, painting a vivid picture of her upbringing, her relationships, and the social context in which she wrote. The author's meticulous attention to detail allows readers to truly immerse themselves in Brontë's world, providing valuable insights into her development as a writer. From her early years in Haworth to her later experiences at the Roe Head School, Robinson illustrates the influences that shaped Brontë's unique perspective and distinctive writing style.

One of the notable strengths of this biography is Robinson's ability to analyze Brontë's works in connection with her personal life. By examining the connections between Emily's experiences and her literary creations, the author offers a deep exploration of Brontë's inner world. This approach not only enhances our understanding of her renowned novel, but it also deepens our appreciation for her artistry and the underlying emotions that pervade her works.

Furthermore, Robinson's prose is eloquent and engaging, making this biography a pleasure to read. Her enthusiasm for her subject matter shines through, instilling readers with a similar passion for Emily Brontë and her literary contributions. Even for those unfamiliar with Brontë's works, this biography serves as an excellent introduction, providing a comprehensive overview of her life, her writing, and the critical reception of her novels.

Despite its many strengths, there are areas where the biography could be more extensive. The book briefly touches upon Brontë's relationships with her siblings and their impact on her writing, but more in-depth exploration would have added further depth to the narrative. Additionally, while Robinson touches on the controversies and criticisms surrounding Brontë's work, a more robust analysis of these perspectives would have provided a well-rounded view of her reception during her time.

In conclusion, Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. Robinson is a meticulously researched and engaging biography that deepens our understanding of Brontë as a person and a writer. Robinson's writing style, combined with her thorough examination of Brontë's life, creates an immersive experience that will captivate both enthusiasts of Brontë's works and those seeking a compelling exploration of a literary legend.

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Eminent Women Series

Edited by John H. Ingram


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London: W. H. Allen and Co. 13, Waterloo Place 1883.

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London: Printed by W. H. Allen and Co., 13 Waterloo Place. S.W.



Introduction 1

CHAPTER I. Parentage 8

CHAPTER II. Babyhood 18

CHAPTER III. Cowan's Bridge 28

CHAPTER IV. Childhood 40

CHAPTER V. Going to School 53

CHAPTER VI. Girlhood at Haworth 61

CHAPTER VII. In the Rue d'Isabelle 77

CHAPTER VIII. A Retrospect 92

CHAPTER IX. The Recall 103

CHAPTER X. The Prospectuses 111

CHAPTER XI. Branwell's Fall 116

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