A Bronte Encyclopedia by P-Wiley

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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 entriesDefines and describes the Brontës' fictional characters and settingsIncorporates original literary judgements and analyses of characters and motivesIncludes coverage of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writingsFeatures over 60 illustrations

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									A Bronte Encyclopedia
Author: Robert Barnard
Author: Louise Barnard
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
Author Bio
Robert Barnard
Robert Barnard has served two terms of Chairman of the Brontë Society and is the author of numerous 
books, including A Short History of English Literature (Blackwell, 1984). In 2003 he was honored for his
lifetime achievement with a Diamond Dagger award for his over forty crime novels.


Louise Barnard
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.
Reviews

"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."

								
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