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Emily's Ghost

A Novel
Giardina, Denise (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Enigmatic, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Emily Brontë refuses to bow to the conventions of her day: she is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily's life, along with the rest of the Brontë family, is turned upside down with the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named William Weightman. Weightman champions poor mill workers' rights, mingles with radical labor agitators, and captivates Haworth--and the Brontës especially--with his energy and charm. An improbable friendship between Weightman and Emily develops into a fiery but unconsummated love affair--and when tragedy strikes, the relationship continues, like the love story at the heart of Wuthering Heights, beyond the grave.Denise Giardina, whose fiction has been described as "brilliant. . . heart-wrenching, tough and tender" (Los Angeles Times Book Review), writes a stirring story about faith, passion, longing, and romantic solitude.
Authors: Giardina, Denise, 1951-
Title: Emily's ghost
a novel
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
ISBN: 039306915X
9780393069150
Branch Call Number: FIC GIARDIN 2009
Statement of Responsibility: Denise Giardina
Subject Headings: Brontë family Fiction Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848 Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Biographical fiction
LCCN: 2009010722
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Jan 19, 2010
  • Cashton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I liked that this book was based on the lives of the Bronte sisters. Gave me more insight into what it must have been like for women authors living during that time.

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