The Taste of Sorrow

  • by Jude Morgan
  • Narrated by Phyllida Nash
  • 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century. The Brontë sisters created a world in which we still live the intense, passionate world of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights; and the phenomenon of this strange explosion of genius remains as baffling now as it was to their Victorian contemporaries.
In this panoramic novel we see with new insight the members of a uniquely close-knit family whose tight bonds are the instruments of both triumph and tragedy.
Emily, the solitary who turns from the world to the greater temptations of the imagination: Anne, gentle and loyal; Branwell, the mercurial and self-destructive brother; and the brilliant, tormented Charlotte, longing for both love and independence, who establishes the family’s name.


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Beautifully written, factually accurate

Rarely does one read a biography where one ends up sobbing at the inevitable and acknowledged death of the subjects. Morgan combines humour, lively characters and factual accuracy to bring the Brontes' life to reality. A gripping read.
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- Cat

Loved it

Completely brilliant evocation of the life of a very complex but brilliant family unit. Made me go back and read Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and even to try for the first time the surprisingly good (if a little over-pious) Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Of course its all speculation. Nobody really knows the thoughts, emotions and inter-family relationships of the Brontes, but then again nobody knows the inner thoughts of the Lintons or the Rochesters. Its a novel, and a very good listen.
The reading was excellent, but not sure whether the Brontes wold have kept their father's Irish accent for their whole lives, but that did not detract...excellent.
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- I.F.Coyle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios