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Biographical material on Emily BrontA" is scarce. In the past, biographers have taken this as an excuse to portray intuition as fact, creating a confused and inaccurate image of the author of Wuthering Heights. In A Life of Emily BrontA", Edward Chitham searches diligently for the truth. He describes his book as an 'investigative biography', delving into Emily's childhood, her relationships with her family, her father's Irish roots, and the influences of her friends and acquaintances. Using material neglected by other biographers, Chitham makes an illuminating and scholarly study of the events and characters that shaped Emily's inspiration - a puzzle that has confounded many and made her, up to this point, an enigmatic and misrepresented figure.
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Edward Chitham is an authority on the history and heritage of the Midlands, and has published many books on the area.From Library Journal:
Virginia Woolf declared that biographers must blend the granite of hard fact with the rainbow of personality. If so, then this "life" is a pile of stone chips wrapped in fog. The fault is not entirely Chitham's; indisputable facts about Emily Bronte are scarce, and he is justifiably careful to avoid unbridled speculation. But his caution leads him to belabor his points mercilessly, to milk every possible drop of inference or conjecture from his sources. The result is a tedious book posing as the life of a flesh and blood woman but in reality a plodding account of one biographer's problems handling scanty evidence. Michael Edmonds, State Historical Soc. of Wisconsin Lib., Madison
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Book Description Amberley Publishing, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1848684061