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Gondal''s Queen [Hardcover]

Emily Jane Bronte

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Emily Brontë was born on 30th July 1818. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children. From 1820 Emily's father was perpetual curate of Haworth in North Yorkshire. After the death of their mother in 1821, the older sisters were sent away to school and Emily joined them for a brief period, however two of her sisters contracted typhus and subsequently died and the remaining sisters and their brother were thereafter educated at home.

Apart from a brief spell as a teacher, Emily spent the most part of her adult life at home, cooking, cleaning and teaching at Sunday school. In 1846 there appeared 'Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell', the pseudonyms of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Wuthering Heights was Emily's only novel and was first published in 1847. Emily Brontë died from tuberculosis in 1848.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Rare, awesome find 8 Jan 2005
By Andrew J. Jacob - Published on Amazon.com
I searched for this title for a good three years before finding a copy. It was worth the time. The true romantic spirit of Emily that underlies _Wuthering Heights_ and her other prose comes out in its purest form in these poems. The storyline is a high-quality (Tolkien-quality) fantasy tale that is truly before its time, evoking images of dank dungeons, starry nights and long journeys across desolate landnscapes. But whereas Tolkien and most of the fantasy tradition focus on the epic struggle between good and evil, the most amazing things in Emily's world of Gondal are all driven by the simple ache of human love.

You will read this book many times--once because it is so rare and of historic value, or perhaps to analyse her verse. Then again, as you are captivated by it, to really live with the characters. Then to know the places and the little details. Then to at last begin to appreciate the verse itself. This book is worth the sizeable price it usually carries.

All that said, be prepared for typical Bronte diction and style, minus the happy vibe of Emily's sisters. If you couldn't get a thrill from the depth of _Wuthering Heights_ a lot of the power of this work will be lost on you.
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