Wednesday, July 05, 2006

More on The Brontës at Haworth

Sarah, from the Brontë List, has written to provide us with a little more info on Ann Dinsdale's forthcoming book: The Brontës at Haworth.

If you remember, we said that the cover looked a little too much like the cover of the hardback edition of the Oxford Companion to the Brontës. Sarah told us soon after that that it was a provisional image and today she gave us a link to the new - and final - cover. Looks really pretty and atmospheric.

Incidentally, we have also found that the publishers have added it on their website. This is their description of the book:

AUTHOR: Ann Dinsdale
ILLUSTRATOR: Photographs by Simon Warner
LIST PRICE: £20.00
FORMAT: Hardback (pp: 160)
ISBN: 0-7112-2572-9
13 DIGIT ISBN: 9780711225725
PUB. DATE: 01 Oct 2006
Summary:
The three Bronte sisters - Anne, Charlotte and Emily - moved to Haworth Parsonage as children in 1820. It was there, on the edge of the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Moors, that they produced some of the most memorable, influential and best loved novels in the English language. Ann Dinsdale paints a detailed picture of everyday life at Haworth in the 1840s, recounting the Bronte family history and describing the local village and surrounding countryside. She goes on to consider the Brontes' poetry and novels in the context of their socio-historic background. This book provides fascinating insight into the lives of the authors of "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall", "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights" and will be a must for both literature students and Bronte admirers. It is illustrated with numerous rarely seen images from the Haworth archives, including drawings by Charlotte and Emily, together with evocative pictures by local photographer Simon Warner.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustrations, 175photos

Sounds really great! We are looking forward to its release already.

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