By Robert Barnard
A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main extraordinary literary relations of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and locations that inspired 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 assurance of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writingsFeatures over 60 illustrations
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The marriage of 1768 seems to have produced eight daughters and three sons, though four of these children died in infancy. Thomas died in 1809, Anne the next year. Among the sisters of Maria and Elizabeth were Anne, Charlotte (who married a Branwell cousin in Penzance on the same day as Maria married Patrick, and who CB was said to resemble), and Jane, who married unhappily a prominent but peccant Methodist preacher, John Kingston. Among the brothers was Benjamin, who became Mayor of Penzance in 1809.
James 21 Ballynaskeagh: small town in County Down to which Patrick’s family moved in the early 1790s. The house was a more substantial affair than the ones which are believed to have housed the family earlier, and it remained in the family until the latter half of the nineteenth century. Balzac, Honoré De (1799–1850): French novelist to whom Charlotte was sometimes compared. ” – to G. H. Lewes, 17 Oct 1850), but felt an instinctive dislike of his work. Banagher: small town in present-day County Offaly, where Arthur Bell Nicholls lived with his uncle the Rev.
Margaret Smith notes that no Susan Bland was buried in Haworth at this time, and conjectures she may be the “Susey” written to on 13 June 1848. She seems to have been the daughter of John Bland of 83 Main Street. Blémont, Caroline de: pupil of noble family at Mlle Reuter’s in The Professor. Beautiful, sensual, and “scarcely purer than Lucrèce de Borgia,” she is one of the three trouble-makers described in detail in ch. 10. Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of (1789–1849): society hostess of mildly scandalous life, who lived in a ménage à trois with her husband the Earl and Count D’Orsay.
A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard