"It is not he that I love, it is a creature of my imagination." - “It is not he that I love, it is a creature of my imagination.” - *Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (via antigonick)*
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The Brontës (Revised and updated edition)Over the years at BrontëBlog we have reviewed a few books which we have claimed couldn't be missing from a Brontëite's bookshelf, but if there's just one book - apart from the Brontë novels, of course! - that simply has to be there then it's Juliet Barker's thorough biography The Brontës.
Abacus. Little, Brown Book Group
Two monumental works of meticulous scholarship deserve especial mention: Margaret Smith's The Letters of Charlotte Brontë (Oxford, 1995-2004) and Victor Neufeldt's The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë (New York, 1997-9) [...]. I wish they had been available when I was struggling to date Charlotte's letters or assemble a coherent narrative from the morass of Branwell's juvenilia.But she also mentions Sue Lonoff's The Belgian Essays. A Critical Edition (1997), Christine Alexander & Jane Sellars's The Art of the Brontës (1995), Derek Roper and Edward Chitham's edition of The Poems of Emily Brontë (1995), Heather Glen's edition of Tales of Angria and Dudley Green's The Letters of the Reverend Patrick Brontë(3).