Hobbies
The Brontë Sisters Are Coming to TV
"To Walk Invisible" explores the sexist history behind some of the most loved novels of all time: "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights."
Comments

In recent years, Masterpiece on PBS has earned acclaim for period dramas like Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, and Poldark. But in the case of its latest project, the truth is more compelling than fiction.

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters tells the story of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, three sisters who triumphed against the sexist cultural norms of 19th-century England to publish some of the most beloved novels of all time: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and the lesser-known, but no less significant, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, all of which they did under male pseudonyms.

"What author would be without the advantage of being able to walk invisible?" Charlotte wrote her publisher, seemingly unfazed by her lack of renown. "One is thereby enabled to keep such a quiet mind."

The show was filmed in Haworth, Yorkshire village, which has become something of a destination for Brontë scholars and fans, and the script is primarily based on Charlotte's letters. It follows the sisters over the course of three eventful years, that saw the sisters "rise from ordinary, unmarried women, taking care of the household and their widowed father, to the secret authors of the world's most sensational literature," according to Masterpiece.

Watch a preview of the show below.

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters will air Sunday, March 26th at 9 p.m. eastern on PBS.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Caroline Hallemann
View Other Articles From Caroline Hallemann
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
From her beloved designer labels to her surprisingly affordable finds.
 
Share
 
Share
We can't get enough of these timeless wedding ideas.
 
Share
 
Share
Whatever “ism” the environmentalist espouses, the bottom line should always be respect for others as much as for the world we all live in.
 
Share
National Book Store hosts its annual literary fest and brings in an impressive lineup of local and international authors. And it's free.
 
Share
The family is spending some time at Balmoral, their country estate in Scotland.
 
Share
Does this mean the next eight episodes will be packed with shocking reveals?
 
Share
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, and Gemma Chan to star in the period drama.
 
Share
These are the iconic wedding gowns we'll never forget.
Load More Articles
INSTAGRAM
CONNECT WITH US