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'Bronte Country' - Photograph by Menega Sabidussi.
The sweeping view northwest over the moors that the Bronte sisters knew so well. On a bright summer day, the wild, windswept landscape lying between the Yorkshire towns Haworth, Nelson and Hebden Bridge (the Heathcliff and Cathy country that Emily Bronte described in Wuthering Heights), doesn't appear as bleak and desolate as it does at other times.
The Brontes were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published their poems and novels under masculine pseudonyms, following the custom of the times practised by female writers. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.
Their fame was due as much to their own tragic destinies as to their precociousness. Since their early deaths they were subject to a following that did not cease to grow. Their home, the parsonage at Haworth in Yorkshire, now the Bronte Parsonage Museum, has become a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
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June 14th, 2013
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