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Charlotte Brontë's Thunder
The Truth Behind The Brontë Sisters' Genius
Charlotte Brontë's Thunder explores the theory that perhaps 'Emily' and 'Anne' were pen names for the real author, their older sister Charlotte. The question of authorship has surrounded Wuthering Heights since its debut in 1847. Later, scholars asked how did Emily Brontë without any previous writing experience, craft such a masterpiece?
Charlotte Brontë's Thunder takes the reader on a journey into the closed world of this literary icon's efforts to tell her most private truth and gives a glimpse of what it must have been like to be a brilliant woman living among uneducated men. Brontë fans from around the world as well as curious readers will see how Charlotte left a complicated pattern of cryptography that enabled her to craft clues, riddles, and anagrams into her correspondence, novels, and poetry to tell the public that she, not her sister Emily, wrote Wuthering Heights, and that she also wrote the two Anne Brontë novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Historical and biographical facts support this book's claim that there were three sisters but only one writer. But why deny authorship? If Charlotte wrote the books, why not just take credit for them? The Brontë sisters and their story contain many unanswered questions and conflicting mythologies that continue to plague scholars, but Charlotte left hints inside her writing that answer each question and resolve every puzzle, especially why she felt the need to perpetrate this hoax on the literary community.
In Charlotte Brontë's Thunder, the code runs a parallel path alongside Brontë's life, anchoring the biographical facts to her secrets. Charlotte lifts the veil and shows her readers the truth about her writing and her real life, refuting the fictional tale she wove for the public. The uncovered facts are shocking and disturbing as they divulge a unique tale of corruption, cover-ups, and even murder, but they also reveal the inner workings of a remarkable woman's genius and her incredible obsession that compelled her to write all the Brontë works.
- Publication Date:
- Dec 03 2011
- 0968272851 / 9780968272855
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Literary