The Brontës

A Family Writes

Christine Nelson

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 060 1

    Size: 222 x 222 mm (8 ¾ x 8 ¾ in.)

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 96

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    Date published: September, 2016

    UK £25 /US $35


  • Accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan Library, New York, from 9 September to 2 January 2017
  • Draws on a comprehensive array of manuscripts, rare printed books, personal documents and private letters to present a striking history of a remarkable family


The Brontës of Haworth were a prodigiously imaginative literary family. From the earliest manuscripts of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne – written with a quill pen in a minuscule hand designed to mimic the printed page – to explosive novels, such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, written in adulthood by Emily and Charlotte, the family’s writings continue to fascinate. This elegantly designed, fully illustrated publication provides an intimate portrait of a singular family of writers through the manuscripts, rare printed books, personal documents, and private letters preserved in the Brontë collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, one of the world’s finest. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan from 9 September 2016 to 2 January 2017.

Author information

Christine Nelson is the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.