By Robert Barnard
A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main amazing literary kin of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and locations that stimulated 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 insurance of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writingsFeatures over 60 illustrations
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Here too Francis Grundy met him for the last time in September 1848, when he “described himself as anxiously waiting for death” – which in fact came within days. Blackwood’s Magazine: high Tory periodical originating in Edinburgh as a rival to the Whig Edinburgh Review and having J. G. Lockhart, James Hogg, and “Christopher North” (John Wilson) among its editorial team and contributors. The Brontë family were lent the periodical by Mr Driver until 1831, and were still reading it in 1841 (“Aunt .
1843): one of the Haworth Church trustees, and one of the nominators of Patrick to the living in 1820. His will became the subject of a scandalous forgery case at York Assizes in 1843, at which Patrick, one of the will’s witnesses, gave evidence. See article by S. Fermi and D. Kinghorn (BST, v. 21, pts 1 & 2, 1993). Beck, Désirée: eldest daughter of Mme Beck in Villette. She is described (ch. 10) as a “vicious child” – dishonest, destructive and provoking. Beck, Fiﬁne: the most attractive of Mme Beck’s daughters in Villette – a “passionate, warm-tempered, bustling creature” whose illness (ch.
She took snuff out of a very pretty little gold snuff box, which she sometimes presented with a little laugh as if she enjoyed the slight shock and astonishment visible in your countenance . . when we all met for tea, she would be very lively and intelligent in her talk, and tilted argument without fear against Mr. Brontë. (“Reminiscences,” Scribner’s Monthly, May 1871. See also text from ms. in CBL, v. 1, pp. 589–610) The idea that Aunt Branwell brought into the family an obsession with damnation and the gloomier doctrines of Calvinism does not hold water.
A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard