The Taste of Sorrow (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Taste of Sorrow No-one is better placed than Jude Morgan - the author of the acclaimed PASSION - to tell the story of the Bronte sisters, with all the haunting darkness and brilliance that marked their achievement.
- Published: 14 May 2009
- Format: Hardback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780755338894 ISBN 10: 0755338898
- Sales rank: 248,074
Full description for The Taste of Sorrow
From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century. The Bronte sisters created a world in which we still live - the intense, passionate world of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights; and the phenomenon of this strange explosion of genius remains as baffling now as it was to their Victorian contemporaries. In this panoramic novel we see with new insight the members of a uniquely close-knit family whose tight bonds are the instruments of both triumph and tragedy. Emily, the solitary who turns from the world to the greater temptations of the imagination: Anne, gentle and loyal, under whose quietude lies the harshest perception of the stifling life forced upon her: Branwell, the mercurial and self-destructive brother, meant to be king, unable to be a prince: and the brilliant, uncompromising, tormented Charlotte, longing for both love and independence, who establishes the family's name and learns its price.