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        Breaking Barriers | To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters

        Discover the brilliant Brontë sisters, who defied the limited options for women in 19th-century Britain to create some of the most iconic novels in English literature, in these video excerpts from To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters | MASTERPIECE. Their personal and professional struggles provided inspiration for Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, who produced ground-breaking novels featuring realistic depictions of romance, class, and gender. Their prodigious talents, at first considered shocking, would create an unparalleled literary legacy. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

        Find out more at the series website. Note that the To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters DVD is available at shopPBS.

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        In a conversation with her sister, Emily, Charlotte Brontë expresses her frustration with the limited role of women in 19th-century British society.

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        Charlotte Brontë surprises her father by telling him that not only has she written a novel, Jane Eyre, but it’s been published—and has become a big success.

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        The three Brontë sisters—Charlotte, Emily, and Anne—explain to their father why some critics have attacked their novels as “indecent” and why they had to publish their books under a male pseudonym.

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