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Current Event November 6, 2013

The Imaginative Childhood of The Brontë Sisters


The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Jane, were successful novelists and poets. Their childhood, relationships and imagination shaped their famous works. A tiny “magazine” created by 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë to go with their set of toy soldiers is a lens into their world of imagination and gothic extravagance. Listen to learn more about this work, just half the size of a credit card, and what it tells us about the life of these famous literary figures.

Literature Biography Fantasy

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National Public Radio © 2011 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 11/23/2011


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