A Chainless Soul by Katherine Frank
A Life of Emily Bronte

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The most gifted of her famous, troubled family, Emily Bronte has too often been portrayed in "storm-tossed, sentimental" biographies, according to Katherine Frank. Now Frank presents a startling new interpretation: pledged to self-denial and social isolation, Emily starved herself, contributing to her wild imagination. 16-page insert.
 

About Katherine Frank

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Katherine Frank's most recent biography, "A Passage to Egypt: The Life of Lucie Duff Gordon", earned a rave front-page review in the "New York Times Book Review". Frank is also the author of "A Voyager Out", a life of Mary Kingsley, & "A Chainless Soul", a life of Emily Bronte, which was hailed by New York Daily News. Her work on "Indira" involved six years of extensive travel & research.
 
Published November 1, 1990 by Houghton Mifflin (T). 302 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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As depicted by Frank (A Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley, 1986), Emily Bronte is hardly ""chainless"";

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A portrait of Bronte as a victim of anorexia nervosa. Illustrated. (Feb.)

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A portrait of Bronte as a victim of anorexia nervosa.

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Ostensibly a biography of Emily Brontë, A Chainless Soul quite naturally contains a great deal of sister Charlotte.

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Let's return again in memory to Haworth, that isolated parsonage on the edge of the moors where the Bronte sisters lived their short and troubled lives.

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