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The Resource Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan, (electronic book)

Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan, (electronic book)

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Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës
Title
Winifred Gérin
Title remainder
biographer of the Brontës
Statement of responsibility
Helen MacEwan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The biographer Winifred Gérin (1901-81), who wrote the lives of all four Brontë siblings, stumbled on her literary vocation on a visit to Haworth, after a difficult decade following the death of her first husband. On the same visit she met her second husband, a Brontë enthusiast twenty years her junior. Together they turned their backs on London to live within sight of the Parsonage, Gérin believing that full understanding of the Brontës required total immersion in their environment. Gérin's childhood and youth, like the Brontës, was characterised by a cultured home and an intense imaginative life shared with her sister and two brothers, and by family tragedies (the loss of two siblings in early life). Strong cultural influences formed the children's imagination: polyglot parents, French history, the Crystal Palace, Old Vic productions. Winifred's years at Newnham College, Cambridge were enlivened by such eccentric characters as the legendary lecturer Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q'), Lytton Strachey's sister Pernel, and Bloomsbury's favourite philosopher, G.E. Moore. Her happy life in Paris with her Belgian cellist husband, Eugène Gérin, was brought to an abrupt end by the Second World War, during which the couple had many adventures: fleeing occupied Belgium, saving Jews in Vichy France, and escaping through Spain and Portugal to England, where they did secret war work for the Political Intelligence Department near Bletchley Park. After Eugène's death in 1945 Winifred coped with bereavement by writing poetry and plays until discovering her true literary metier on her visit to Haworth"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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MacEwan, Helen
Dewey number
809/.93592
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.G44
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Women biographers
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Gérin, Winifred
  • Brontë family
Label
Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4306792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782842583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote
Label
Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4306792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782842583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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