Tales of Angria

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-30
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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In 1834, Charlotte Brontë, together with her brother Branwell, created the imaginary kingdom of Angria, about which she was to write prolifically for the next five years. The five novelettes” in this volume are the last of her Angrian tales. Written from the viewpoint of the cynical, gossipy Charles Townshend, they offer an ironic portrait of the intrigues, scandals, and passions of an aristocratic beau monde. With their varied cast of characters, the stories provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and creative processes of the young writer who was to become one of the world’s greatest novelists.

Author Biography

Charlotte Bront+½ (1816-û1855) is the author of Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor (published posthumously).
Jessica Cox is a research student and postgraduate tutorial assistant in the Department of English at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Lucasta Miller is the author of The Bront+½ Myth and writes for the Guardian.
Heather Glen teaches at the University of Cambridge and is the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Charlotte Bront+½-'s The Professor.

Table of Contents

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Further Readingp. li
Note on the Textsp. liii
The Background to Angriap. lviii
Tales of Angria
Mina Lauryp. 3
Stancliffe's Hotelp. 63
The Duke of Zamornap. 125
Henry Hastingsp. 197
Caroline Vernonp. 323
The Roe Head Journal Fragmentsp. 441
Abbreviationsp. 467
Notesp. 469
Glossaryp. 562
Chronology of Angriap. 576
Principal Charactersp. 580
Placesp. 585
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