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Author Green, Dudley.

Title Patrick Brontë [electronic resource] : Father of Genius / Dudley Green.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2010]


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Summary Patrick Brontë (1777-1861) was the father of the famous "Brontë Sisters"-Anne, Charlotte, and Emily-three of Victorian England's greatest novelists, but he was also a fascinating man in his own right, and not nearly as unsympathetic a character as Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë would have us believe. Born into poverty in Ireland, he won a scholarship to St. John's College, Cambridge, and was ordained into the Church of England. He was perpetual curate of Haworth in Yorkshire for 41 years, bringing up four children, founding a school, and campaigning for a proper water supply. Although often portrayed as a somewhat forbidding figure, he was an opponent of capital punishment and the Poor Law Amendment Act, a supporter of limited Catholic emancipation and a writer of poetry. Dudley Green's scrupulously researched biography reveals the man behind the myths.
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Subject Brontë, Patrick, 1777-1861.
Brontë family.
Church of England -- Clergy -- Biography.
Women authors, English -- 19th century -- Family relationships.
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Other Form: Print version: Green, Dudley. Patrick Brontë. Stroud : Nonsuch, 2008. 9781845886257 (hbk.) (DLC)2009367214
ISBN 9780752462479 (e-pub)
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