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A Brontë Encyclopedia

A Brontë Encyclopedia

Robert Barnard, Louise Barnard

ISBN: 978-1-405-15119-1

Aug 2007

416 pages

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$148.00

Description

A Brontë Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the most notable literary family of the 19th century highlighting original literary insights and the significant people and places that influenced the Brontës’ lives.
  • Comprises approximately 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries
  • Defines and describes the Brontës' fictional characters and settings
  • Incorporates original literary judgements and analyses of characters and motives
  • Includes coverage of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writings
  • Features over 60 illustrations
List of Illustrations vi

List of Abbreviations viii

Preface ix

Note on Spelling xi

Acknowledgments xii

A–Z Entries 1–393

Bibliography 394

""Aficionados of all things Bronte must have this encyclopedia on their desks. Even those with just a passing interest in Bronte or literary research can become trapped in this book for hours. Looking up one entry leads to looking up another, and then another.” ""This book has references to the important and the arcane and the obscure, references to places the Brontes visited, people they knew; in short, everything."" (English Literature in Transition 1820-1920)

“Approximately 2,000 meticulously researched entries are alphabetically arranged in clear, page-wide columns, accompanied by sixty carefully selected illustrations. Although intended as a work of reference, the authors’ lively style and ‘original literary judgements’ make for an entertaining read. A handsome volume which will be a valuable reference tool for many years to come, for the general reader and scholar alike.” (Bronte Studies, March 2008)

“Despite the author’s association with the Bronte Society, he does not gloss over the facts of the Brontes’ lives … a fine work that will serve undergraduates well.” (Choice Reviews)


  • Offers a complete guide to the life and work of the most notable literary family of the 19th century
  • Comprises approximately 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries
  • Brings to light the significant people and places that influenced the Brontes' lives
  • Defines and describes the Brontes' fictional characters and settings
  • Incorporates original literary judgements and analyses of characters and motives
  • Includes coverage of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writings
  • Features over 60 illustrations