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Maitani
Brontë juvenilia in Houghton Library at Harvard | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2012 - http://harvardmagazine.com/2012...
Brontë juvenilia in Houghton Library at Harvard | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2012
Brontë juvenilia in Houghton Library at Harvard | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2012
Brontë juvenilia in Houghton Library at Harvard | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2012
"At top is a page, actual size, of a miniature manuscript book, written with a sharp eye and a steady hand and stitched together in 1830 by Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855). The page is enlarged immediately above so that ordinary people may read it. It is the beginning of a novelette Brontë called “An interesting passage in the lives of some eminent personages of the present age.” The author, she alleged, was one “Lord Charles Wellesley.”" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"In 1821, Charlotte’s mother died, leaving widower Patrick, a curate in rural West Yorkshire, to care for their six children. The two oldest died four years later of tuberculosis (which would eventually take them all before Patrick himself died). The four surviving children created what their father called “a little society among themselves.” Charlotte, age 10, and Branwell, 9, began a series of plays based on the adventures of their toy soldiers, set in their make-believe world of Glass Town and Angria in Africa. The youngest sisters, Emily and Anne, would follow along with stories, and the self-described “scribblemaniacs” kept at it into early adulthood." - Maitani
Bronte microbooks on TYWKIWDBI http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2012... - Maitani