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The Resource A girl walks into a book : what the Brontës taught me about life, love, and women's work, Miranda K. Pennington

A girl walks into a book : what the Brontës taught me about life, love, and women's work, Miranda K. Pennington

Label
A girl walks into a book : what the Brontës taught me about life, love, and women's work
Title
A girl walks into a book
Title remainder
what the Brontës taught me about life, love, and women's work
Statement of responsibility
Miranda K. Pennington
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How many times have you heard readers argue about which is better, Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights? The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after their deaths. Brontë enthusiasts, as well as those of us who never made it further than those oft-cited classics, will devour Miranda Pennington's delightful literary memoir. Pennington, today a writer and teacher in New York, was a precocious reader. Her father gave her Jane Eyre at the age of 10, sparking what would become a lifelong devotion and multiple re-readings. She began to delve into the work and lives of the Brontës, finding that the sisters were at times her lifeline, her sounding board, even her closest friends. In this charming, offbeat memoir, Pennington traces the development of the Brontës as women, as sisters, and as writers, as she recounts her own struggles to fit in as a bookish, introverted, bisexual woman. In the Brontës and their characters, Pennington finally finds the heroines she needs, and she becomes obsessed with their wisdom, courage, and fearlessness. Her obsession makes for an entirely absorbing and unique read. A Girl Walks Into a Book is a candid and emotional love affair that braids criticism, biography and literature into a quest that helps us understand the place of literature in our lives; how it affects and inspires us"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3616.E5568
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A girl walks into a book : what the Brontës taught me about life, love, and women's work, Miranda K. Pennington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798628
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781580056571
Lccn
2016056869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A girl walks into a book : what the Brontës taught me about life, love, and women's work, Miranda K. Pennington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798628
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781580056571
Lccn
2016056869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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