Thursday, May 19, 2016

Three Sisters at Home

"The sisters turned domestic constraints into grist for brilliant books" — The Brontës’ Secret. An excerpt:
    The sisters’ social and economic disadvantages didn’t hold them back. Charlotte and Emily explored—and exploited—the prison-house of gender [sic] with unprecedented clear-sightedness. It so happens that the sisters had a good deal of “practical experience,” and they didn’t like it one bit. Pushed out into the world, they came home as fast as they could, and in their retreat from society found the autonomy to cultivate their altogether original voices.

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