Jude Morgan The Taste Of Sorrow

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The Taste Of Sorrow

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9780750531634: The Taste Of Sorrow

From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century. Despite lives of the most appalling suffering, the Bronte sisters created two of the most brilliant, disturbing novels ever written: Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Jude Morgan reveals the origins of this explosion of genius: Emily, the solitary, who turns from the world to the greater temptations of her imagination; Anne, frustrated and stifled; Branwell, the self-destructive brother, meant to be king, unable to be a prince; and the uncompromising, tormented Charlotte, longing for love and independence, who establishes the family's name and learns its price.

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Jude Morgan was born and brought up in Peterborough on the edge of the Fens and was a student on the University of East Anglia MA Course in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter.

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'Quite simply the best book about the Brontes I have ever read' * Juliet Barker, author of The Brontes: A Life in Letters * Completely involving, absorbing. Full of insight and very accomplished... I loved reading it * Hilary Mantel * Seemingly effortlessly, Jude Morgan breathes such life and vigour into their stories that you are totally drawn into their world...I cannot commend it enough * Daily Mail * [Morgan holds] nerve and reason where many a Bronte biographer fails...brilliant...moving...superb...A lovely book [which] deserves a wide readership * Guardian *

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