A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard

By Robert Barnard

A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main awesome literary kin of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and areas that prompted the Bront?s’ lives.Comprises nearly 2,000 alphabetically prepared entriesDefines and describes the Bront?s' fictional characters and settingsIncorporates unique literary decisions and analyses of characters and motivesIncludes assurance of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writingsFeatures over 60 illustrations

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Balzac, Honoré De (1799–1850): French novelist to whom Charlotte was sometimes compared. ” – to G. H. Lewes, 17 Oct 1850), but felt an instinctive dislike of his work. Banagher: small town in present-day County Offaly, where Arthur Bell Nicholls lived with his uncle the Rev. Alan Bell and his family from the age of seven. Charlotte went there on her honeymoon and was impressed by Cuba House, which had served as the family home, with nearby the school of which the Rev. Bell was head. Charlotte was openly surprised at the state in which the family lived (“like a gentleman’s country-seat” – to MW, 10 July 1854).

Birstall and its inhabitants feature in many of Charlotte’s letters as a consequence. Ellen is buried in the churchyard of St Peter’s. Birstwhistle, Miss (no first name given): one of the attenders at the Sunday School feast in Shirley (ch. 17). blakeway, elizabeth 29 Black Bull Inn: the Haworth public house close by St Michael’s church and the Parsonage that by tradition was Branwell’s favorite place of resort. The proprietor in the 1820s and 30s was Abraham Wilkinson, and he was succeeded in 1841 by Enoch Thomas, who died in 1848.

Paul – the victory of true feeling over Jesuitical cunning. Against all this the woman’s calm competence, cool judgment, and occasional daring unorthodoxy (seen both when she uses Lucy as a teacher and Dr John as the school’s physician) count for little in the total picture the reader gets of her. There is one oddity in the presentation of this character: though she must be fairly recently widowed, no mention is made of her husband or his fate. 24 beckwith, dr stephen (d. 1843) It is generally accepted that the character is based on Mme Heger, though it is likely to be a partial and slanted picture, granted the awkward relationship in which Charlotte stood to her.

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