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In the Footsteps of the Brontës

In the Footsteps of the Brontës

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  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108034166


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  • A few years after Esther Alice Chadwick (fl. 1882–1928) - who wrote under the name Mrs Ellis H. Chadwick - had read a copy of Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë, she moved to a house near the Haworth vicarage where the Brontë family had lived. As a result, Chadwick was able to speak to many people who had known the family, and in 1914 she published this extensive biography of the family. Beginning with the Irish ancestry of the three famous sisters, Charlotte (1816–55), Emily (1818–48) and Anne (1820–49), she traces their short but eventful lives. Chadwick examines their early years and the influence of their father, Patrick, his work in the ministry and the family's time at Haworth. Later chapters are devoted to the sisters' education and their literary output, seeking to understand their extraordinary creativity amid the difficult circumstances of their life.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108034166
    • length: 604 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Brontë Irish ancestry, 1777–1802
    2. Patrick Brontë's training for the ministry. Cambridge, 1802–5
    3. The Rev. Patrick Brontë at Hartshead, 1811–15
    4. The Rev. Patrick Brontë at Thornton, 1815–20
    5. Haworth, 1820–4
    6. Cowan Bridge, July, 1824–June, 1825
    7. Haworth, 1825–31
    8. Dewsbury, 1831–2
    9. Haworth, Roe Head and Dewsbury Moor, 1832–8
    10. Emily Brontë at Law Hill, Southowram, 1836–9
    11. Charlotte Brontë's offers of marriage, 1839
    12. Branwell Brontë and the curates at Haworth, 1839–42
    13. Anne Brontë
    14. Rawdon, March–December 1841
    15. London, 1842–8
    16. Brussels, January–November 1842
    17. M. and Madame Heger
    18. The Brontës' experience at the Pensionnat
    19. Charlotte Brontë's second year at Brussels
    20. Why Charlotte Brontë left Brussels so abruptly
    21. The attempt to earn a livelihood, 1844–5
    22. The publishing venture, 1845–6
    23. The first Brontë novels, 1845–7
    24. Wuthering Heights
    25. Charlotte and Anne Brontë's visit to London. Death of Branwell and Emily Brontë
    26. Shirley, 1848–9
    27. Death of Anne Brontë, 1849
    28. Charlotte Brontë's visits to London, 1849–50
    29. Charlotte Brontë's first and second visit to the English Lakes, 1850
    30. Charlotte Brontë's sixth visit to London, 1851
    31. Rev. A. B. Nicholls
    32. Charlotte Brontë's engagement, marriage, and death
    33. Memorials
    Works by the Brontës

  • Author

    Mrs Ellis H. Chadwick

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