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A Brontë Encyclopedia / Edition 1

A Brontë Encyclopedia / Edition 1

by Robert Barnard, Louise Barnard


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A Brontë Encyclopedia / Edition 1

A Brontë Encyclopedia is a complete guide to the life and work of the most notable literary family of the 19th century. Comprising approximately 2000 alphabetically arranged entries, this authoritative volume:

  • Brings to light the significant people and places that influenced the Brontës’ lives
  • Defines and describes the Brontës’ fictional characters and settings
  • Incorporates original literary judgments and analyses of characters and motives
  • Includes coverage of Charlotte’s unfinished novels and her and Branwell’s juvenile writings
  • Features a full range of illustrations

A Brontë Encyclopedia is the most original and accessible work of its kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405151191
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/09/2007
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Robert Barnard taught for seventeen years in Norwegianuniversities before returning to Britain and writing books onDickens, Agatha Christie and Emily Bronte.  He was honouredwith the Cartier Diamond Dagger award for his crime novels, whichnumber more than fifty titles.

Louise Barnard was for many years a university librarianin Australia and Norway. She was responsible for the bibliographyand filmography in Robert Barnard's book on Agatha Christie and hasresearched extensively for A BrontëEncylopedia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

List of Abbreviations viii

Preface ix

Note on Spelling xi

Acknowledgments xii

A–Z Entries 1–393

Bibliography 394

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"This lively, absorbing, meticulously researched compendium will bea rich resource both for the general reader and for the specialistBrontë scholar. It contains much to enlighten and suprise eventhose who think they know the Brontes well."
Heather Glen, University of Cambridge

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