A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard

By Robert Barnard

A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main outstanding literary family members of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and areas 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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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.

Reminiscences,” Scribner’s Monthly, May 1871. See also text from ms. in CBL, v. 1, pp. 589–610) The idea that Aunt Branwell brought into the family an obsession with damnation and the gloomier doctrines of Calvinism does not hold water. Winifred Gerin’s overthe-top exposition of this notion is well refuted by Juliet Barker (1994, pp. 281–3). She does, however, seem to have been a “stickler,” who ran the family by imposing discipline, a routine, and strict and conventional standards of behavior.

It was demolished in 1954. Blakeway, Elizabeth: the daughter of a London wine merchant who George Smith married in 1854. ” Charlotte’s letter of congratulation to Smith on his engagement (10 Dec 1853) was distinctly unfulsome. 30 blanche, mlle Blanche, Mlle (surname unknown): teacher at the Pensionnat Heger, particularly disliked by Charlotte. She mentions her “white passions” when her lips disappear (to EJB, 29 May 1843) and says that her character “is so false and so contemptible I can’t force myself to associate with her” (to EJB, 2 Sep 1843).

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