Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë—faced with an ailing father and an alcoholic brother—pursue independence through art in this graphic vision of the lives of three legendary writers.
Despite their family’s stormy fortunes, the Brontë sisters resolved to write. To thwart the nineteenth century’s double standards, they took the names of men, becoming the Bell brothers. Their works incited controversy and speculation, while at home, the sisters contended with the rages of Branwell Brontë, their self-destructive sibling. Manuela Santoni presents a time before Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were known as literary masterpieces, when winds shook the Brontë house and determination held it together.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Category||Diverse Books: Feminism, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||184|
School Library Journal Online
“An enjoyable peek into the Brontë sisters’ origin stories, an excellent choice for libraries seeking dynamic graphic novels spotlighting literary figures.”—School Library Journal
“A beautifully illustrated reimagining of the Brontë sisters’ lives.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Manuela Santoni
Manuela Santoni is an illustrator and a cartoonist living in Fonte Nuova in Rome, Italy. Passionate about graphic novels and comics, Santoni works as a freelancer, creates books for children, and publishes her online comic Nowhere Fast at Verticomics.