Part 1, February 19 Summary
Isola Pribby is the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Guernsey Literary Society, and she is thrilled to learn that Ashton has written a biography on Anne Brontë, which Maugery will soon lend her. Pribby knows much about the Brontë family. She believes the father was a selfish brute, that the brother was nearly as bad, and that all the girls' dying so young was a tragedy. It is her belief that since there were no admirable men in the Brontë household, Emily had to invent Heathcliff purely from her imagination. Pribby believes that Emily did a fine job and that men are much more interesting in books than they are in real life.
She would have liked to send Ashton her notes on the Brontë girls from the Society meeting in which...
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