The little-known brother to the Brontë sisters, Branwell’s story has been plagued by mistruths and misconceptions for decades. All too much has been made of his last few years and his early death. But this incredible new volume seeks to set the record straight, and show the world that there was more to Branwell Brontë than drink, drugs, and wasted potential; he was a talented, published poet in his own right.
Who is Branwell Brontë? is divided into four sections, each revealing a different part of Branwell’s unknown life.
The Life of Branwell Brontë
A short biography of Branwell, stripped of fictions and mistruths; this is the true life of Branwell Brontë!
Who is Alexander Percy?
Why did Branwell publish his poetry under another name, and did he really have an affair with Lydia Robinson?
The Poetry of Branwell Brontë
Was Branwell an atheist? Did he have an illegitimate child? And was his poetry any good?
Did Branwell Write Wuthering Heights?
Did Emily pass off her brother’s novel as her own? Or was Branwell incapable of writing Wuthering Heights?
The Works of Branwell Brontë
Read Branwell’s poetry and the remaining fragment of his novel, ‘and the weary are at rest’.