Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
We have posted so many reviews already of Samantha Ellis's Take Courage that it seems redundant to present the book. But here it is:
Take Courage
Anne Brontë and the Art of Life
Samantha Ellis
Chatto & Windus
Published 12th January 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1784740214

Anne Brontë is the forgotten Brontë sister, overshadowed by her older siblings -- virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Brontë, the other Brontë.

Or that's what Samantha Ellis, a life-long Emily and Wuthering Heights devotee, had always thought. Until, that is, she started questioning that devotion and, in looking more closely at Emily and Charlotte, found herself confronted by Anne instead.

Take Courage is Samantha's personal, poignant and surprising journey into the life and work of a woman sidelined by history. A brave, strongly feminist writer well ahead of her time -- and her more celebrated siblings -- and who has much to teach us today about how to find our way in the world.

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