By Clare B. Dunkle. New York: Henry Holt, 2010.
For those who wish to learn more about the background of The House of Dead Maids, I have written a number of web pages dealing with my research into the Brontë family and Wuthering Heights. You may reach all of those pages by clicking on the links below:
Breaking barriers, crossing boundaries
Deep inside the house: the moor
Impersonal personal names
Twinnings/battles to the death
The plundered nest
The eternal rocks beneath
The most reliable of unreliable narrators
Emily Brontë was a passive visionary who wrote what her muse led her to write.
Emily Brontë was too eccentric to thrive away from home.
Emily Brontë loved her brother Branwell more than the others did.
Emily Brontë willed her own death.
Emily Brontë was anorexic.
Emily Brontë had a secret lover.
Emily Brontë loved animals more than people.
Branwell Brontë wrote Wuthering Heights.
Patrick Brontë was cruel and morose.
Charlotte Brontë burned Emily's second novel.