The Brontes A to Z

The Brontes A to Z

The Essential Reference to Their Lives and Work

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The definitive reference to the lives and works of the Brontes.One of English literature's most famous families, the Brontes are known as much for their short lives as for the unforgettable works they produced: Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights, and Anne's Agnes Grey, among others. Now, in one encyclopedic resource, readers can explore the life and work of each writer as an individual and as part of an unusually creative family.The Brontes A to Z is an indispensable, easy-to-use reference to the world of the Bronte family: sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne; their brother, Branwell; and their father, Patrick. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including correspondence, reviews, biographical studies, and the texts themselves, this book covers the Brontes' literary influences and achievements, personal history, and critical reception. Nearly 900 cross-referenced entries include: Synopses of the Bronte sisters' novels, poetry, essays, and juvenilia Descriptions of characters in the novels, such as Jane Eyre and Heathcliff Real and fictional places important to the Brontes, from Haworth, Yorkshire, where the family lived, to Gondal, the fantasy world invented by Emily and Anne Details about family, friends, and associates of the Brontes Historical and cultural influences on the Brontes and their works.
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2003
ISBN: 9780816043033
0816043035
Branch Call Number: 823.8 Bront -P
Characteristics: xvii, 252 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Rollyson, Carl E. (Carl Edmund)

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