The Poetic World of Emily Bronte
By Laura Inman
Emily Bronte is known as a novelist, but she was first and equally a poet. Before during and after writing Wuthering Heights, she wrote poetry. Indeed, she wrote virtually nothing else for us to read -- no other work of fiction or correspondence. Her poems, however, fill this void. They are varied, lyrical, intriguing, and innovative, yet they are not well known. This book brings an unjustifiably marginalised poet out of the shadows and presents her poetry in a way that enables readers, even those who shy away from poetry, to appreciate her work. Unlike any other collection of Bronte's poetry, this volume arranges selected poems by thematic topic: nature, mutability, love, death, captivity and freedom, hope and despair, imagination, and spirituality. It provides literary and biographical information on each topic and interpretations, explanations, and insights into each poem. Fans of Wuthering Heights wanting more from Emily Bronte will discover that her poetry is as memorable and powerful as her novel. This book is for all who appreciate poetry, especially from the golden age of 19th century verse. The exploration of Emily Bronte's poetic world allows a greater and different understanding of Wuthering Heights and insights into Bronte's fascinating mind.
Publication Date: 6/1/2014