By Robert Barnard
A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main striking literary relations of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and locations that encouraged 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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See also Brussels; Labassecour; Leopold; Pensionnat Heger Bell, Acton, Currer, and Ellis: the pseudonyms adopted by the Brontë sisters for the 1846 Poems, and retained for all the novels. , Barker, 1994, p. 480), the inconclusiveness of which suggests that the Brontës’ ﬁrst concern was not to provide any obvious clues to their identities. The main point is that none of the ﬁrst names are male forenames: they are (like Shirley, which did not become a popular female ﬁrst name until after the publication of Charlotte’s novel) family names used as ﬁrst names, a common procedure at the time (witness Branwell).
He lodged with the Kirbys at 2 Fountain Street. Though the Vicar of Bradford was Patrick’s superior in the Church, the town generally does not loom large in the Brontës’ lives. Very little is left of the Bradford Branwell would have known. Bradford Herald: a new Tory newspaper to which Branwell submitted a sheaf of poems in 1842. Many of the poems appeared simultaneously in this paper and in the Halifax Guardian, and also later in the Yorkshire Gazette. Bradford Post Ofﬁce: Charlotte’s letters contain constant complaints of delays, dishonesty, and so on at the Bradford Post Ofﬁce, and requests that mail be addressed to “Haworth near Keighley instead of Bradford” (to WSW, 27 Nov 1847).
Its tone in criticism was hard and satirical, notably in their attacks on the “Cockney school” of poetry (Keats, Leigh Hunt, etc), and the young Brontës often caught its vitriolic tone in their juvenilia. The bibulous “Noctes Ambrosianae” were particularly appreciated by the young readers in the Parsonage, and the fact that, unusually, the magazine included ﬁction added to its appeal. See also Fraser’s Magazine “Blackwood’s Young Men’s Magazine”: successor to “Branwell’s Blackwood’s Magazine,” taken over by Charlotte in August 1829 and rechristened.
A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard