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A Bronte Encyclopedia

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 6/4/2013.
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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

Author Biography

Robert Barnard taught for seventeen years in Norwegian universities before returning to Britain and writing books on Dickens, Agatha Christie and Emily Bronte.  He was honoured with the Cartier Diamond Dagger award for his crime novels, which number more than fifty titles.

Louise Barnard was for many years a university librarian in Australia and Norway. She was responsible for the bibliography and filmography in Robert Barnard's book on Agatha Christie and has researched extensively for A Brontë Encylopedia.

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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