The sisters, their writing, places they loved and times they lived in

When 'Wuthering Heights' was published in 1848 one reviewer wrote: 'the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, and the most diabolical hate and vengeance, and anon come passages of powerful testimony to the supreme power of love—even over demons in the human form.'

It was one of the most astonishing reviews in English literary history. Nothing like it had ever been published before. Nothing has been published since.

How did three sisters, daughters of a country clergyman, grow up to produce some of the most powerful and dramatic novels in the English language?

To find out more about the lives of the Brontës, and some of the events that influenced their work, click on the links to the left.