The entrancing story of the Bronte sisters’ childhood imaginary world, from the New York Times bestselling graphic novelist.
Four children: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne have invented a world so real and vivid that they can step right into it. But can reality be enough, when fiction is so enticing? And what happens to an imaginary world when its creators grow up?
Plots are spiralling, characters are getting wildly out of hand, and a great deal of ink is being spilt…
Welcome to Glass Town.
Glass Town, the graphic novel by Isabel Greenberg, is a wonder. Utterly beautiful, richly imagined - a beautiful vision of the young Brontes and the freedom and expression that imagination brings. -- Rowan Coleman A totally immersive read into the world of the famous Bronte juvenilia, both of the fiction and its creators. The experience of this made-up world is so real, it brings us closer to the family themselves, and you feel like you understand what it was to be a Bronte sibling - gifted, isolated, tragic, and loved. Isabel Greenberg is the only one who could bring us here, having honed a perfect style that feels timeless, dark, and a little otherworldly. Who else but the Bronte children could appreciate that? Magical. Isabel Greenberg's drawings are delightful and her imaginative response to the young Brontes' fantasy lives is touching, funny and perceptive. * author of The Bronte Myth * An ingenious intertwining of real life and make believe, Glass Town explores the Brontes' creative impulse and its effect on their lives. It is the perfect combination of clever, crazy, and just a tiny bit creepy, and will appeal to anyone who has wondered about how imagination shapes us, as well as to card-carrying Bronte fans. Glass Town is a book to savour, a captivating mash-up of fact and fantasy, with something wonderful on every page. I loved it.
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