Anne Brontë’s Life as a Governess – An Article by Maddalena de Leo

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Anne Brontë began to work as a governess on the 8th of April 1839. She reached Blake Hall, Mirfiel, on her own. She was in charge of the education of Joshua Cunliffe and Mary-7 and 5 years old-, older children of the Ingham family. It was a horrible experience that only lasted until the end …

Sweet Anne Bronte- An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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Always glad to be with her sisters, Anne Brontë had a quiet life based on love for the others; she had an enormous strength and she was willing to succeed in the difficult job of a governess that her sisters Charlotte and Emily had failed to do. God was the most important thing in the world …

Anne Brontë: First Biography Translated Into Italian- Article by Maddalena De Leo

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On the occasion of Anne Brontë’s bicentenary I’m publishing, together with Casa Editrice Ripostes, the first monograph ever written about this author. Anne was the youngest of the three British writers known for their passionate and captivating novels, and this work is at the moment also the only one we can actually translate into Italian. …

2020: Anne Brontë’s bicentenary- An article by Maddalena De Leo

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This year we celebrate Anne Brontë’s bicentenary. Sweet Anne was the last daughter of reverend Patrick and she has always been the least appreciated among the three sisters from Haworth. Anne had a strong personality though, and in her two novels she dealt with problems connected to the young people’s education and to the most …

Brontë curiosities: Haworth – An Article by Maddalena De Leo

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The name “Haworth” comes from Old English and it means “farm surrounded by a hedge”- because all farms in the past used to be enclosed by a fence. The name of the village is not mentioned in the Domesday Book [1]. The railway we can still visit today in Haworth, with the typical steam locomotive, …