Branwell Brontë and his unfinished novel – an article by Maddalena De Leo

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Branwell Brontë (1817-1848) is often better known as the brother of the most famoust authors Charlotte, Emily and Anne- the brother who, by drinking a lot and living a very immoral life, helped the creation of the myth which still today concernes this amazing and unlucky English family of the Ninetheenth Century. This year is …

“Thank God I’m Not You!”- Emily and Branwell’s relationship in To Walk Invisible

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Reading Emily Brontë’s biographies again on the occasion of her birthday, we realised that something very strange was happening: the image of Chloe Pirrie‘s Emily Brontë lingered in our minds, as persistent as the north winds. Do you also think of Emily as you saw her in the BBC drama To Walk Invisible? It’s become almost impossible to picture her …

In the Reading Room: Patrick Branwell Brontë- A Review

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During these past months of 2017, Branwell Brontë’s bicentenary year, Italian readers didn’t quite have the chanche to get to know him better. After 200 years from his birth, this “cursed” brother of the most famous Brontë sisters is still a very mysterious and dark figure, and lots of us really do want to know …

Branwell Brontë And Music- Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Just like his sisters, Branwell was always attracted by music and tried to learn more than one instrument. Between 1832-34 he took piano lessons with Emily and Anne from Abraham S. Sunderland, the teacher hired by Reverend Brontë.  Branwell also enjoyed to play the organ at St. Michael & All Angels, the local church, and …

Branwell Brontë- the “Forgotten” Brother?

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Patrick Branwell Brontë is the only brother of the authors of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. He was born on June 26, 1817, one year after Charlotte, one before Emily and two before Anne. Though his name and his life are necessarily tied to those of his sisters, and though …