Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës (Hardcover)

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This book beautifully captures a childhood daydream and the way words can take you away. It's a fascinating look at the inner lives of some of the most famous British novelists.

— From Gabrielle recommends

About the Author


Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. Her two previous graphic novels, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth and The One Hundred Nights of Hero, are both New York Times bestsellers.

Praise For…


“Engrossing for both adults and teens attracted to alt-history fantasy or the Bronte¨s.”

— Library Journal - STARRED review

"Greenberg breathes life into the Brontës’ unpublished early writings...Those who appreciate historical fiction and classic literature will be engrossed by this reimagining of the childhoods of these literary luminaries."

— School Library Journal

"Greenberg pulls Glass Town and its characters directly from the Brontës’ juvenilia, giving readers a look into the early creativity of an iconic literary family with a playful visual style that captures the Brontës’ enthusiasm as they discover what fiction can do.”

— The A.V. Club

“Drawn with a cheery and expansive sweep that belies its sometimes somber subject, “Glass Town” is a testament to the (usually) redemptive powers of imagination.”

— The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419732683
ISBN-10: 1419732684
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 224

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