The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

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Alexander (English, U. of New South Wales) and Smith (arts and social sciences, U. of Birmingham) provide detailed information about the life and work of the writers in the Brontë family: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, Anne, and their father Reverend Patrick. Long feature entries survey their lives, novels, poetry, juvenalia, letters, and artistic works; feature entries consider their education, biographical research on them, and the critical reception of their work from their own mid-19th century to the present. Yet other entries explore their family, friends, and acquaintances; pets and literary and historical heroes; places they lived in and visited; and other aspects. There is no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontës aims to provide both comprehensive and detailed information about the lives, works, and reputations of the Brontës--the three sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, together with their father and their brother Branwell--all of whom were published writers. This is a unique and authoritative reference book for the research student and the general reader. The A-Z format, extensive cross-referencing, chronologies, illustrations, and maps, both facilitate quick reference and encourage further exploration. Entries are also designed to explore scholarly trends and to reflect contemporary directions in literary study. They offer insight into publishing history, biographical studies, collectors and museums, book illustration, and theoretical and critical approaches to the Brontës' writings. This Companion is not only invaluable for quick searches, but a delight to browse, and an inspiration to further reading.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780198662181
Branch Call Number: 823.809 BRO
Characteristics: liii, 586 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Brontës


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