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The Spell by Charlotte Bronte



An ingenious, highly imaginative early novella, The Spell—a remarkable tale of love and jealousy, rivalry and thwarted ambition—is a testimony to Charlotte Brontë's craft as a writer. When the infant Marquis of Almeida is pronounced dead, the kingdoms of Wellingtonsland and Angria are deprived of their heir. Anxious to secure the nations’ future security, King Zamorna’s advisers entreat him to name his successor—and when Zamorna himself succumbs to a mysterious, life-threatening sickness, the need becomes more urgent still. Yet Zamorna remains strangely unperturbed. Confusion turns to political intrigue as those closest to him wonder exactly what it is he knows and who, precisely, are the mysterious characters surrounding him. English novelist Charlotte Brontë is best remembered for her perennially popular novel, Jane Eyre­.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843911173
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Series: Hesperus Classics Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1816

Date of Death:

March 31, 1855

Place of Birth:

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

Place of Death:

Haworth, West Yorkshire, England

Education:

Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire; Miss Wooler's School at Roe Head

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
The Spell1
Notes131
Note on the text133
Biographical note135

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