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A. G. Rochelle

A. G. Rochelle  

A fair-haired girl whose parents are dead, in the Gondal saga. When she is imprisoned, she is looked after by her former playfellow Julian M. who grows to love and ...
A——

A——  

Is a ‘fashionable watering place’ in Agnes Grey. See scarborough.
Abraham Stansfield Sunderland

Abraham Stansfield Sunderland  

(1800–55),the Keighley organist who taught the young Brontës music on their small cabinet piano, from about late 1833 when it was acquired, at least until the end of 1834 ...
abridgements of Dickens's works

abridgements of Dickens's works  

Were made by the author himself when preparing his public readings. Since then most have been made either to introduce the novels to persons unfamiliar with them, or to make ...
accomplishments

accomplishments  

Including ‘fancy’ needlework, were important for the social and professional mobility of middle‐class women in the 19th century. Defined by the OED as ‘an ornamental attainment that completely equips ...
Acrofcroomb

Acrofcroomb  

A city and province of Ashantee, which features only in the early stages of the Glass Town and Angrian saga. It is home to a tribe of cannibals ruled by ...
adaptations of Dickens's works

adaptations of Dickens's works  

(non-dramatic) introduce new situations, jokes, songs, etc. into the framework of one of Dickens's stories, without changing the main outline of the story or inventing new characters or plot ...
Adelaide

Adelaide  

One of the Brontës' two tame geese (see pets owned by the brontës), named after Queen Victoria's aunt, the widowed Queen Adelaide.
Adèle Varens

Adèle Varens  

In Jane Eyre; Jane's pupil, a slight, pale, hazel-eyed child. She is the daughter of Rochester's former mistress, Céline Varens, who had taught her to dance, recite, and sing inappropriate ...
Adrianopolis

Adrianopolis  

Capital city of the Kingdom of Angria in the Glass Town and Angrian saga, named after its founder and ruler Arthur Augustus Adrian Wellesley, Marquis of Douro, Duke of Zamorna ...
Advantages of Poverty in Religious Concerns

Advantages of Poverty in Religious Concerns  

By Mrs Maria Brontë. This short undated essay of some 1,500 words, now in the Brotherton Collection, is endorsed by Revd Patrick Brontë: ‘The above was written by my dear ...
Adventures of Ernest Alembert

Adventures of Ernest Alembert  

(25 May 1830),a tale by Charlotte Brontë, written in cursive script rather than her typical minuscule hand (MS in Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, NYPL). Inspired by stories of spirits ...
advertising in and of Dickens's work

advertising in and of Dickens's work  

Dickens lived in an era of brash and relentless advertising. Walls, fences, and hoardings in city and village were plastered with urgent bills and posters for all kinds of products ...
Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables  

One of the formative books read by the Brontës. The Fables are a collection of brief moral tales attributed to a Greek slave said to have lived about 600 bc ...
Africa

Africa  

The ‘dark’ continent of Africa held an exotic fascination for Romantic writers and painters, and it was seen as a site of opportunity by explorers, missionaries, politicians, and commercial interests ...
Agars

Agars  

Henry, Richard, and William Agar are members of the powerful Angrian Warner family, including Howards and Agars, whose head is Warner Howard Warner. They feature chiefly in ‘A Day Abroad’ ...
Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey  

Anne Brontë endowed her eponymous heroine with some of her own courage, determination, and sensitivity. While, unlike Helen Huntingdon and Jane Eyre, Agnes remains, on the whole, within the bounds ...
Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey  

A novel by A. Brontë, published 1847. It is the story of a rector's daughter who takes service as a governess, first with the Bloomfield family, whose undisciplined children are described as ‘tigers' ...
Agnes Mary Frances Robinson

Agnes Mary Frances Robinson  

Later (1888) Mme Darmesteter, later (1901) Mme Duclaux (1857–1944); author of Emily Brontë (1883), Grands Écrivains d'Outre-Manche: Les Brontë … Rossetti (1901), and many other books. In her ...
Agnes Pryor

Agnes Pryor  

In Shirley, former governess and now companion to the heiress Shirley Keeldar. Reserved, formal, and of a somewhat nervous disposition, Mrs Pryor is about 40 years of age, with ‘a ...

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