The Bronte Bract

September 1, 2009

The Brontes: A Botanical Study

“Charlotte’s work [is] the abundant and brilliant leafage, Emily’s the single strangely shaped deep purple flower, while Anne’s must be allotted the humbler identity of bract or sepals…of less strength and beauty and sooner withering away.”

Phyllis Bentley conducts a botanical study of the Brontes, in The Brontes, London: Arthur Baker, 1957 [1947]: 123.

Accompanied by a sensitive and felicitous illustration by yours truly.

Oh, damn all this Anne-hating! Give her a break already!

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