The Brontë Myth, Lucasta Miller
Miller’s razor-sharp “metabiography” investigates not only the women behind some of the English language’s most revered novels, but the legend and cultish interest that surrounded them during their lives (and into the present), arguing that it is in fact this latter nebulous, ever-changing thing (literary London wanted to know: are they saints? are they spinsters? are they revolutionaries?) that brought them the most cultural importance.