Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës

Isabel Greenberg (Author)


A graphic novel about the Brontë siblings, and the strange and marvelous imaginary worlds they invented during their childhood

Glass Town is an original graphic novel by Isabel Greenberg that encompasses the eccentric childhoods of the four Bront. children--Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The story begins in 1825, with the deaths of Maria and Elizabeth, the eldest siblings. It is in response to this loss that the four remaining Bront. children set pen to paper and created the fictional world that became known as Glass Town. This world and its cast of characters would come to be the Brontës' escape from the realities of their lives. Within Glass Town the siblings experienced love, friendship, war, triumph, and heartbreak. Through a combination of quotes from the stories originally penned by the Brontës, biographical information about them, and Greenberg's vivid comic book illustrations, readers will find themselves enraptured by this fascinating imaginary world.

Product Details

Price: $24.99  $22.49
Publisher: Abrams Comicarts
Published Date: March 03, 2020
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 7.2 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 1.85 pounds
ISBN: 9781419732683
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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.


"...this lyrical, endlessly inventive book will appeal equally to lovers of history, literature, and metatextual fantasy."-- "Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review"
"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"Greenberg breathes life into the Brontës' unpublished early writings...Those who appreciate historical fiction and classic literature will be engrossed by this reimagining of the childhoods of these literary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"