The Bronte Cabinet : Three Lives in Nine Objects, Hardback Book

The Bronte Cabinet : Three Lives in Nine Objects Hardback


The story of the Brontes is told through the things they wore, stitched, wrote on and inscribed at the parsonage in Haworth.

From Charlotte's writing desk and the manuscripts it contained to the brass collar worn by Emily's dog, Keeper, each object opens a window onto the sisters' world, their fiction and the Victorian era.

By unfolding the histories of the things they used, the chapters form a chronological biography of the family.

A walking stick evokes Emily's solitary hikes on the moors and the stormy heath-itself a character in Wuthering Heights.

Charlotte's bracelet containing Anne and Emily's intertwined hair gives voice to her grief over their deaths.

These possessions pull us into their daily lives: the imaginary kingdoms of their childhood writing, their time as governesses and their stubborn efforts to make a mark on the world.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 8 pages of color illustrations
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780393240085



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