The Brontes In Brussels, Paperback Book


The Brontes in Brussels is an account of Charlotte and Emily Bronte's stay in Brussels in 1842-43.

The Brontes' time in Belgium, five years before they became best-selling authors, is the least-known episode of their lives, but is a fascinating and important one.

The book follows in the tracks of the sisters in Brussels, describing their life in the city: though the school where they came to study French has now disappeared, there is still a lot to be seen of the city the sisters knew; two of Charlotte's four novels ( Villette and The Professor) are also based on her spell abroad, which was pivotal to her both as a writer and personally, since she fell in love with her teacher Constantin Heger.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780720615883

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