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Anne Brontë

(1820—1849) novelist and poet

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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' ...
Angria

Angria  

Imaginary kingdoms invented by the Brontë children.
Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Anne Brontë (‘Acton Bell’, 1820–49) was born on 17 January 1820 at the parsonage in Market Street, *Thornton...

Bell, Currer, Ellis

Bell, Currer, Ellis  

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Pseudonyms of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë.
Branwell Brontë

Branwell Brontë  

Branwell Brontë (1817–48) used the pseudonym ‘Northangerland’ for his published writings. With the exception of Francis Leyland's 1886The Brontë Family, biographies before Juliet Barker's 1994The ...
Brontë, Anne

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The youngest of the Brontë sisters, she became a governess, an experience reflected in Agnes Grey (1847). All

Clemence Dane

Clemence Dane  

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(1888–1965),playwright and novelist, whose first play, A Bill of Divorcement (1921), had a success never quite matched by her later works. Her novels include Regiment of Women (1917) and Legend ...
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë  

(1818–48)Novelist and poet, sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë. She briefly attended the school at Cowan Bridge with Charlotte in 1824–5, and was then educated largely at home, where ...
juvenilia of the Brontës

juvenilia of the Brontës  

A part from the juvenilia or early writings of Jane Austen, the Brontë juvenilia are the most famous in English literature. They are not only extraordinarily abundant, having occupied their ...
letters by the Brontë family

letters by the Brontë family  

By comparison with that of prolific writers like Dickens or the Brownings, the Brontës' correspondence is not vast. We know of about 950 letters from Charlotte, written between 1829 and ...
May Sinclair

May Sinclair  

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(Mary Amelia St Clair Sinclair) (1863–1946), novelist, a supporter of women's suffrage. Among the most notable of her 24 novels are The Divine Fire (1904), The Three Sisters (1914, a study in female ...
Northangerland, Duke of (Alexander Augustus Percy, Rogue (Rougue), Lord Ellrington (Elrington))

Northangerland, Duke of (Alexander Augustus Percy, Rogue (Rougue), Lord Ellrington (Elrington))  

Former pirate (‘Rogue’ or ‘Rougue’), arch-demagogue, revolutionary, and politician, he is first friend and then foe of the Duke of Zamorna, whose third wife is Northangerland's daughter Mary. ...
Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846  

In the autumn of 1845 Charlotte Brontë discovered a manuscript ‘volume of verse in … Emily's handwriting’. The poems stirred her heart like the sound of a trumpet, and with ...
poetry by Anne Brontë

poetry by Anne Brontë   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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Fifty-nine poems are attributed to Anne Brontë in Edward Chitham's edition of 1979. A substantial number of these were published during her lifetime: 21 in ...

Poets' Corner

Poets' Corner  

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Part of the south transept of Westminster Abbey containing the tombs or monuments of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Samuel Butler, A. Behn, Gay, and many later distinguished ...
romantic fiction

romantic fiction  

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This capacious and much‐contested category could be said to pre‐date the novel—as in the medieval verses of courtly love written in the vernacular, the ‘popular’ languages derived from Latin—or to ...
Shirley

Shirley  

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A novel by C. Brontë, published 1849.The scene of the story is Yorkshire, and the period the latter part of the Napoleonic wars, the time of the Luddite riots. Robert Gérard Moore, half English, a ...
Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Tenant of Wildfell Hall  

A novel by A. Brontë, published 1848.The narrator, Gilbert Markham, a young farmer, falls in love with Helen Graham, a young widow newly arrived in the neighbourhood with her son Arthur. Her youth, ...
Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton  

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(1943– ),literary theorist, critic, and philosopher, born in Salford, Greater Manchester, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Much influenced by his Cambridge tutor Raymond Williams, he became ...
Victoria

Victoria  

(1819–1901),queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901) and empress of India (1877–1901). Victoria would have agreed that her life fell into three parts—before Albert, with ...

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