Got an email a while back about a new Brontë biography that’s out now. The email didn’t say too much about it (like a title), aside from that it “rocks major myths surrounding the family”, but there was a link to a YouTube video. Thought I’d share it and see what you reckon.
Video description reads:
More than just a biography, ‘Charlotte Brontë’s Thunder’ is for readers who love a good detective story or a dark, haunting murder mystery. This shocking and controversial biography proves that Charlotte wrote all the Bronte novels. Why did she use 3 male pen names? Charlotte was desperate to protect herself and her sisters Emily and Anne from a few corrupt and dangerous men whose crimes she was secretly recording in her writing.
This non-fiction is now available at: http://www.indiescribbler.com.
At the website you can also click on ‘Essay’ to read about “Layers of Masonic Meaning in ‘Jane Eyre.'”
Book trailer produced by Creative Media Productions: http://www.creative-media.ca
Personally, I think anagrams proove nothing. You can make up anything with those. I would also say that the writing styles of the three sisters are vastly different, as is characterisation. But then, I’ve only read the Brontë novels, not this particular book, so what do I know?
Just enough to groan at the mere mention of the word “Masonic”. Seriously, the Masonic conspiracy theories have been done to death already.
But I’ll reserve judgement, because, after all, I have not read Charlotte Brontë’s Thunder, nor have I spent seven years researching the Brontë Sisters. In fact, seven years ago, I hardly knew who wrote Jane Eyre.
What do you think, having seen the book trailer? Have, or will, you read the book?