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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——

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is a ‘fashionable watering place’ in *Agnes Grey. See scarborough.

A——

A——  

Is a ‘fashionable watering place’ in Agnes Grey. See scarborough.
‘Aaron Trow’

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was first serialized in Public Opinion, 14 and 21 December 1861 (reprinted in TAC2). A savagely realistic convict

Abbot, Martha

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in Jane Eyre; the spiteful, sycophantic lady's maid to Jane Eyre's Aunt Sarah *Reed. She respects her employer for her money and despises Jane for her lack of it: Jane, as a dependant, and ... More
À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–56)   Reference library

Paul Schlicke

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His ‘burlesque ballad opera’ The Revolt of the Workhouse (1834) influenced Oliver Twist (to William Mitchell, 16

Abercorn, Lord

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An extravagant young nobleman in the *Glass Town and Angrian saga, who is compelled to sell his estate, Brushwood Hall, to pay his gaming debts. In ...

‘About Hunting’

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Foxhunting is a most thoroughly English pastime, open to lords, tenants, and tradesmen alike and conducive to goodwill among them.

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 ...
abridgements of Dickens's works

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Alan S. Watts

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were made by the author himself when preparing his public readings. Since then most have been made either to

accomplishments

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including ‘fancy’ needlework, were important for the social and professional mobility of middle‐class women in the 19th century. Defined by the ...

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 ...
‘Accusations against Lord Brougham, The’

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Lord Brougham, now elderly, known for public service over 50 years, stands accused of selling patronage. His faults do

achievement-and-decline thesis

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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This thesis is commonly associated with Thomas C. Moser’s influential study Joseph Conrad: Achievement and Decline (1957),

Acorn, Lawrence

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young ne'er-do-well and horse thief, known for his scrapes with the law, including two years' imprisonment with hard labour. He

Acrofcroomb

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a city and province of Ashantee, which features only in the early stages of the *Glass Town and Angrian saga...

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 ...
acting and actors

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As a student of drama, Trollope encouraged G. H. *Lewes to publish his theatre critiques in more permanent form. Thus,

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron (1834–1902)   Reference library

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distinguished English historian, Regius Professor of History at Cambridge (1895); involved in founding the English Historical Review; Baron

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