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The Resource Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan

Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan

Label
Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës
Title
Winifred Gérin
Title remainder
biographer of the Brontës
Statement of responsibility
Helen MacEwan
Creator
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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacEwan, Helen
Dewey number
809/.93592
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.G44
LC item number
M33 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gérin, Winifred
  • Brontë family
  • Women biographers
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Brontë family
  • Gérin, Winifred
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Women biographers
  • Great Britain
Label
Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Norwood: Childhood and the End of Childhood; 2 Paris 1913: 'The most splendid adventure'; 3 Sydenham: The Great War Years; 4 Cambridge: 'Bill' and 'Q'; 5 Holidays in France: 'Plom' and Cannes; 6 Paris Idyll: 1932-1939; 7 Flight from Brussels: The Summer of 1940; 8 Nice: The Pit of Darkness; 9 Aspley Guise: Political Intelligence; 10 West Cromwell Road: The Long Road Back; 11 Haworth: 'Brontë Atmosphere'; 12 Haworth: Recognition at Last; 13 Kensington: The Final Fifteen Years; Epilogue
Control code
928383955
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782842583
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 848599
  • 7ceb2764-a689-4477-a484-33b3d72eccbc
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928383955
Label
Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës, Helen MacEwan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Norwood: Childhood and the End of Childhood; 2 Paris 1913: 'The most splendid adventure'; 3 Sydenham: The Great War Years; 4 Cambridge: 'Bill' and 'Q'; 5 Holidays in France: 'Plom' and Cannes; 6 Paris Idyll: 1932-1939; 7 Flight from Brussels: The Summer of 1940; 8 Nice: The Pit of Darkness; 9 Aspley Guise: Political Intelligence; 10 West Cromwell Road: The Long Road Back; 11 Haworth: 'Brontë Atmosphere'; 12 Haworth: Recognition at Last; 13 Kensington: The Final Fifteen Years; Epilogue
Control code
928383955
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782842583
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 848599
  • 7ceb2764-a689-4477-a484-33b3d72eccbc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928383955

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