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The Brontës

Juliet Barker’s definitive history of the Brontë family demolishes many myths, including those created by Charlotte Brontë’s first biographer, Mrs Gaskell.

by Barker, Juliet

Based on eleven years of research among newly discovered letters by every member of the family and by their circle, original manuscripts, historical documents and national and local newspapers published over fifty years, it gives a radically new picture of the Brontës’ lives from beginning to end. The Brontës is a spectacular achievement: a vivid picture of nineteenth century Yorkshire; a treasure trove of new information, including poems, letters and childhood writings published for the first time in this book; and, most of all, an engrossing and intimate chronicle of an astonishingly creative family.

Juliet Barker was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and St Anne's College, Oxford, where she obtained a doctorate in medieval history. From 1983 to 1989 she was the curator and librarian of the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Her books include The Brontes, which won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award and was short-listed for both the AT&T Non-Fiction Prize and the Marsh Biography Award, The Brontes: A Life in LettersWordsworth: A LifeWordsworth: A Life in Letters.

She is a frequent contributor to newspapers and appears regularly on radio and television. In 1999 she was one of the youngest ever recipients of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, awarded by the University of Bradford, and in 2001 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is married with two children and lives in the South Pennines.

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Independent on Sunday - Review

  • "As a work of scholarship it is brilliant . . . for those with a passion for the Brontës, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read"
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The Los Angeles Times - Review

  • "This landmark study of the Brontës not only breaks new ground in its depiction of the life and times of the legendary family, but reads with all the pulse and throb of a novel . . . Anyone fascinated by the Brontës cannot fail to read this book. It is indispensable to understanding them, their world, their uniqueness . . . Barker has made a massive contribution to Brontë scholarship"
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The Times - Review

  • "The Brontës is an outstanding achievement, a magnificent portrait which not only contains a wealth of important new material, but is also a delight to read . . . Barker has established what must now be the definitive Brontë chronology so convincingly that it is hard to imagine it ever being surpassed’"
  • Rebecca Fraser, The Times


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The Spectator

  • "It reads so entertainingly that sometimes I felt that the author’s long communion with Charlotte had let her absorb exactly the same spirit. It is full of life and sparks’"
  • Jane Gardam, The Spectator


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