The Bronte Country; Its Topography, Antiquities, and History by J. A. Erskine StuartThe Bronte Country; Its Topography, Antiquities, and History by J. A. Erskine Stuart

The Bronte Country; Its Topography, Antiquities, and History

byJ. A. Erskine Stuart

Paperback | January 13, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... -drawn upon for the scenes in "Jane Eyre," and "Shirley." Having resided for a few years in the Heavy Woollen District, which even to this day is redolent with memories of Charlotte Bronte, it would have been passing strange if I had not early manifested a curiosity in acquiring scraps of information and anecdotes regarding this marvellous woman and her no less talented sisters, whose school-days were spent in great part in the Mirfield and Dewsbury districts of Yorkshire, while she paid many happy visits in after life to the neighbourhood of Birstall. Soon after my arrival in Yorkshire, I was brought into contact with one, who, in her early days, was rocked in the cradle which Charlotte had formerly occupied, and from her I heard a great deal about this unique family, who were famous no less for their good brains than for their good hearts, and who were ever remembered by former dependants as kindly, justice-loving superiors, who were in no way respecters of persons. Patrick Bronte's curacy at Dewsbury, and his incumbency at Hartshead, also interested me, and the result was that I finally essayed a new departure in Bronte literature, by sketching a few of the scenes connected with the family in a series of articles in the "Yorkshire Weekly Post," during the winter of 1886-7. When these articles were concluded, it appeared to me that with an extended range of subjects, a more complete work might be achieved, and this production, THE BRONTE COUNTRY, is the result of my labours. The object of this book is to give to the reader a full description of the country which produced this talented family, and which fostered their genius, and it is hoped that from these pages will exhale a breath of reality in description which will put the...
Title:The Bronte Country; Its Topography, Antiquities, and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217068537

ISBN - 13:9780217068536

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