The Misses Bronte's Establishment
|Rating||:||4.79 (795 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||328 Pages|
Simply delightful book: witty, warm, and interesting Braden Bell I absolutely adored this book. It was engaging and witty and simply delightful. It was cleverly written in a manner imitating the style during the Bronte's time, but skillfully made so it could appeal to a modern reader. I knew the Brontes only from having to read their work in AP English, so they always seemed remote and a bit stuffy. This book turns them into vibrant, passionate, interesting . A great read - not just for Brontes fans! CA When a friend recommended this book, I thought Brontes? But the synopsis intrigued me and my friend had never steered me wrong with a book recommendation, so I dove inand I'm so glad I did! A great and entertaining read, plus I learned a ton about the Brontes.. The girls Enjoyed them coming to life.
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW:What does the spoiled rich daughter of a knight in mid-Victorian England have to do with Emily and Charlotte Brontë ? Plenty.
Rochester”? What if e Misses Bronte's Establishment actually found a pupil: one who is taught by three geniuses? Meet Maria Shelby, spoiled – and rich – daughter of a knight in mid-Victorian England. Rochester. She starts to learn German, Geography, Philosophy, George Sand: subjects utterly verboten for women at the time! During her stay at the Parsonage, Maria discovers some explosive letters: addressed by Charlotte to Monsieur Heger in Brussels, the model for Mr. Maria is bundled off to Exile, to a land as strange to her as the Bronte’s imagined Gondal: she finds herself constantly freezing; the strange family she resides with actually recite Shakespeare at the table(!); the brother is a poesy-spouting firebrand; and as for