On a September day in 1821, in the church of a Yorkshire village, a
man and six children stood around a grave. They were burying a
woman: the man's wife, the children's mother. The children were all
very young, and within a few years the two oldest were dead, too.
Close to the wild beauty of the Yorkshire moors, the father brought
up his young family. Who had heard of the Brontes of Haworth then?
Branwell died while he was still a young man, but the three sisters
who were left had an extraordinary gift. They could write
marvellous stories - Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey
...But Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte did not live to grow old
or to enjoy their fame. Only their father was left, alone with his
memories. The Oxford Bookworms Library offers high-quality
storytelling and a great reading experience, with a world wide
range of classic and modern fiction, non-fiction and plays.
Bookworms include original and adapted texts in seven carefully
graded language stages (Starter to Stage 6), which take learners
from beginner to advanced level. Key Features All 'Oxford Bookworms
Library' titles are fully illustrated. The Activities section at
the back of each title has been extended to include extra
activities before, while and after reading, helping students to
interact with the text and get the most out of each story. Each
title also has an Introduction, a Glossary of key topic words, and
an informative 'About the Author' section.