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Winifred Gérin's Emily Brontë marks the culmination of seventeen years' research and completes her cycle of Brontë biographies begun in 1959 with Anne Brontë, followed in 1961 with Bramwell Brontë, and in 1967 with Charlotte Brontë: the Evolution of Genius which obtained three major literary awards.Emily Brontë has been the subject of numerous literary studies, but there hWinifred Gérin's Emily Brontë marks the culmination of seventeen years' research and completes her cycle of Brontë biographies begun in 1959 with Anne Brontë, followed in 1961 with Bramwell Brontë, and in 1967 with Charlotte Brontë: the Evolution of Genius which obtained three major literary awards.Emily Brontë 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 Brontës, her first-hand study of MSS, and her intimate knowledge of the Haworth scene through ten years residence in the village.The result is not only a 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 Emily's significant French Essays are given for the first time.(Book description taken from front inside jacket flap)...

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ISBN : 90706
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Number of Pages : 308 Pages
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  • Chari
    2018-10-11 23:44

    Si la figura de Emily, al igual que la de todos los miembros Brontë, han sido reiterado e insistente objetivo desde que recuerdo, de mi más ferviente interés, admiración y sobre todo fascinación, esta biografía tan maravillosa de Winifred Gérin ha multiplicado infinitamente ese deslumbramiento y mi respeto, reconocimiento y aprecio por la misteriosa Emily Brontë como poeta, escritora y ser humano.Necesito ahora, encarecidamente, el resto de biografías galardonadas escritas por Winifred Gérin, que dedicó toda su vida a escribir las de Anne, Charlotte, Emily y Bramwell, así como su mayor éxito: "Charlotte Brontë:The evolucion of genius"

  • Bryan
    2018-09-26 20:54

    While "The Dark Quartet" may be a more entertaining read on the life of the Brontes, this biography provides an exceptionally thorough and intriguing discussion on the most reclusive (and BRILLIANT) of the foursome. Emily Bronte was,without question, the GREATEST writer the world has ever seen - and will ever see! Gerin does an admirable job in exploring both the mundane and the mystical experiences and influences that led to the creation of the Gondal saga, the poetry - and, of course, that TOWERING MASTERPIECE of UNLIMITED CREATIVE GENIUS "Wuthering Heights". As an effort to probe into the mind of the most GOD-GIFTED individual ever born, this biography is well worth the read!

  • MerryMeerkat
    2018-09-21 22:44

    Way too anxiety provoking for me to read. I stopped when Maddy is accused of not helping out with the fire. I knew then I wouldn't be able to read the rest without being anxious.

  • Kathleen Flynn
    2018-10-13 23:36

    This is my first Bronte biography by Winifred Gerin, who apparently wrote a separate biography for all of them (next up: Charlotte). It's a short book yet more full of speculation than facts, which is sort of the problem with Emily's life: there is so much we don't know that you can basically make it up -- and indeed almost have to. The book quotes from the poetry a lot (which I liked) and argues that Emily was a mystic who at some point toward the end of her life stopped hearing her mystical voices, which plunged her into despair. Also a lot of speculation about how in she fell out with Charlotte, partly because of how Charlotte and the rest of the family treated Branwell, which was interesting but also ultimately speculative.

  • Angela
    2018-10-04 20:43

    Engaging biography spoiled in last pages by rampant speculative psycho-analysis of the cause of Bronte's death (she claimed it was psychosomatic and Bronte wanted death!) I also found myself becoming increasingly sceptical at the idea Bronte was a 'mystic'. I think the context of widespread Victorian Protestantism and religion at the time has to be considered when assessing how the Brontes wrote about 'spiritual' matters, and the romanticising of Emily as a 'mystic' is problematic anyway. It's a shame that what was a good read (notwithstanding the other problematic psychogenic explanation often given for Emily Bronte's illness at Roe Head School) did unfortunately degenerate into an incoherent, implausible attempt to espouse a psychogenic explanation for what was certified as tuberculosis (though notwithstanding medical uncertainty and lack of knowledge at the time about respiratory disease).

  • Kate Krz
    2018-10-11 00:39

    Just great, really! I am a big admirer of the Brontës and of Emily in particular and have read other biographies about her and the family before. Gérin's appears not only excellently researched but written in an engaging and emotionally captivating manner. It took me quite a while to read the whole book but then this was more for want of studying it at my own pace rather than racing through it to have it finished. If you are interested in Emily Brontë's life then I suggest this is a must-read! Enjoy.

  • Zandra
    2018-10-05 19:50

    This is a very sympathetic work that gave me a sense of Emily Bronte's greatness and oddness, both as a person and in terms of her writing. Her's is an heroic, tragic story, carefully and thoroughly told by Winifred Gerin.