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The Infernal World of Branwell Bront
The Infernal World of Branwell Bront | Daphne Du Maurier
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"Miss du Maurier has brought to the art of the biography the narrative urgency which gives such animation to her storytelling." -New York Times Book Review Pursued by the twin demons of drink and madness, Branwell Bronte created a private world that was indeed infernal. As a bold and gifted child, his promise seemed boundless to the three adoring sisters over whom his rule was complete. But as an adult, the precocious flame of genius distorted and burned low. With neither the strength nor the resources to counter rejection, unable to sell his paintings or publish his books, Branwell became a spectre in the Bronte story, in pathetic contrast with the astonishing achievements of Charlotte, Emily and Anne. This is the biography of the shadowy figure of the "unknown" Bronte.
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I couldn't resist these covers. Spent approximately $5. I'm pretty jazzed. #bookhaul

MaleficentBookDragon That is the cover of Wuthering Heights that I had in high school. ♥ 7mo
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I read for the same reason that I ate or drank because it was a real craving of nature

~ Patrick Branwell Bronte


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@batsy and @saresmoore are currently reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and the Litsy conversations have reminded me of this oldie that I bought a few weeks ago. Branwell Bronte started out as the "genius" of the Bronte siblings but his alcoholism and opium addiction led to his early death at age 31.


batsy Oh wow, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Stacked! 2y
saresmoore Wonderful! I mean, the book, not the tragic story... Thank you for sharing! 2y
rubyslippersreads I read this years ago; might be time for a reread. But not till after 2y
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LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @batsy Maybe we can all do a buddy read of it ... one day. 😆 2y
ValerieAndBooks I didn't know duMaurier did non-fiction! 2y
tpixie @LeahBergen maybe add me too!! To prepare for a Bookclub book, I read The Tenant & Agnes Grey - Anne Deserves more praise. And poor Branwell They were all talented artists to. BranWells portrait with himself erased out of it is very telling… @batsy @saresmoore @rubyslippersreads (edited) 2y
tpixie @ValerieAndBooks I was surprised to see that too. This year for #LitsyBookClub I read 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @LeahBergen @tpixie Sounds like a plan! For early 2018? 😆 🙈 2y
saresmoore @batsy 👍🙃 2y
LeahBergen @batsy Yep! 😆😆 2y
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Its taken a long time, but other people besides Daphene Du Maurier and me, are giving Bramwell his props. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/26/its-time-to-bring-branwell-the-dar....

One of my on going projects is to put all the Angrian Saga in chronological order. Now with the Big B is getting more props maybe the editions of his writing will be reprinted in a more economical priced edition.

quirkyreader The current edition of his collected works is hard to find and rather expensive. 2y
LeahBergen Thanks! I enjoyed that article. 👍🏼 2y
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Right then, the handbasket's here; let's go.