By Robert Barnard
A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main impressive literary kinfolk of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and locations that inspired 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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Extra resources for A Bronte Encyclopedia
Athens has been conquered by Sparta. At a drunken victory banquet the Spartan generals are entertained by Lysander. The brutal conquerors and their cooler, scheming leader have a Greek poet brought in to celebrate their triumph: the approaching destruction of Athens and the enslavement of its people. He sings instead of one of the tragedies of the Greek past: the killing of Agamemnon on his return from Troy. He takes in all the human actors in the drama: Agamemnon himself, Electra, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia.
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. Winifred Gerin’s overthe-top exposition of this notion is well refuted by Juliet Barker (1994, pp. 281–3). She does, however, seem to have been a “stickler,” who ran the family by imposing discipline, a routine, and strict and conventional standards of behavior. This was probably necessary and for the good with a family of such original children.
See also Penzance; Kingston, Elizabeth Jane Branwell family: Maria Brontë and Elizabeth Branwell were the daughters of Thomas Branwell, a successful property owner and merchant of Penzance, and his wife Anne, née Carne. The marriage of 1768 seems to have produced eight daughters and three sons, though four of these children died in infancy. Thomas died in 1809, Anne the next year. Among the sisters of Maria and Elizabeth were Anne, Charlotte (who married a Branwell cousin in Penzance on the same day as Maria married Patrick, and who CB was said to resemble), and Jane, who married unhappily a prominent but peccant Methodist preacher, John Kingston.
A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard