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The Brontes


Many of your students will relate personally to this Jackdaw. The wild and passionate world created by the Brontës reflected not only the landscape of the moors but intense emotions for which their lonely and remote lives provided little other outlet. At an early age, the Brontë girls, Emily, Anne, Charlotte, and their brother, Branwell, created a fantasy world called Angria, which became an important part of their lives. Through hands-on replicas of personal letters and diaries, and pages from their manuscripts, the life of this extraordinary and talented family is presented as only Jackdaw documents can do. Historian: Phyllis Bentley. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Parentage
  • Childhood
  • Education
  • Literary Life
  • Solitude and Society
  • Marriage and Death
Historical Documents
  • Pages from the History of the Young Men by Charlotte Brontë.
  • Diary paper written by Emily and Anne Brontë, June 1837.
  • Page from the manuscript of Jane Eyre.
  • Extract from review of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre in the “Quarterly Review,” 1847.
  • Letter from Anne Brontë to Ellen Nussey, written a month before Anne died of tuberculosis.
  • Manuscript poem by Emily Brontë, “Cold in the Earth.”
  • Letter from Charlotte to her publishers describing the death of Emily.
  • Letter from Charlotte to Ellen Nussey describing a walk taken with her husband.
  • A picture sheet of the Brontë family.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $42.50



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