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A. G. Rochelle

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A fair-haired girl whose parents are dead, in the Gondal saga. When she is imprisoned, she is looked after by her former playfellow Julian M. who grows to love and ...

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A——

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Is a ‘fashionable watering place’ in Agnes Grey. See scarborough.

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Abraham Stansfield Sunderland

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(1800–55),

the Keighley organist who taught the young Brontës music on their small cabinet piano, from about late 1833 when it was acquired, at least until the end of 1834 ...

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abridgements of Dickens's works

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Were made by the author himself when preparing his public readings. Since then most have been made either to introduce the novels to persons unfamiliar with them, or to make ...

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accomplishments

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Including ‘fancy’ needlework, were important for the social and professional mobility of middle‐class women in the 19th century. Defined by the OED as ‘an ornamental attainment that...

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Acrofcroomb

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A city and province of Ashantee, which features only in the early stages of the Glass Town and Angrian saga. It is home to a tribe of cannibals ruled by ...

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adaptations of Dickens's works

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(non-dramatic) introduce new situations, jokes, songs, etc. into the framework of one of Dickens's stories, without changing the main outline of the story or inventing new characters or...

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Adelaide

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One of the Brontës' two tame geese (see pets owned by the brontës), named after Queen Victoria's aunt, the widowed Queen Adelaide.

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Adèle Varens

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In Jane Eyre; Jane's pupil, a slight, pale, hazel-eyed child. She is the daughter of Rochester's former mistress, Céline Varens, who had taught her to dance, recite, and sing inappropriate...

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Adrianopolis

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Capital city of the Kingdom of Angria in the Glass Town and Angrian saga, named after its founder and ruler Arthur Augustus Adrian Wellesley, Marquis of Douro, Duke of Zamorna ...

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Advantages of Poverty in Religious Concerns

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By Mrs Maria Brontë. This short undated essay of some 1,500 words, now in the Brotherton Collection, is endorsed by Revd Patrick Brontë: ‘The above was written by my dear ...

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Adventures of Ernest Alembert

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(25 May 1830),

a tale by Charlotte Brontë, written in cursive script rather than her typical minuscule hand (MS in Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, NYPL). Inspired by stories of...

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advertising in and of Dickens's work

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Dickens lived in an era of brash and relentless advertising. Walls, fences, and hoardings in city and village were plastered with urgent bills and posters for all kinds of products ...

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Aesop's Fables

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One of the formative books read by the Brontës. The Fables are a collection of brief moral tales attributed to a Greek slave said to have lived about 600 bc ...

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Afghan wars

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From 1807, when the armies of Tsar Alexander I reached its northern borders, Afghanistan became an uneasy neutral zone between the Russian and the British Indian empires around which ‘the...

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Africa

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The ‘dark’ continent of Africa held an exotic fascination for Romantic writers and painters, and it was seen as a site of opportunity by explorers, missionaries, politicians, and commercial...

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Agars

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Henry, Richard, and William Agar are members of the powerful Angrian Warner family, including Howards and Agars, whose head is Warner Howard Warner. They feature chiefly in ‘A Day Abroad’...

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Agnes Grey

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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...

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Agnes Grey

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Anne Brontë endowed her eponymous heroine with some of her own courage, determination, and sensitivity. While, unlike Helen Huntingdon and Jane Eyre, Agnes remains, on the whole, within the...

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Agnes Mary Frances Robinson

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Later (1888) Mme Darmesteter, later (1901) Mme Duclaux (1857–1944); author of Emily Brontë (1883), Grands Écrivains d'Outre-Manche: Les Brontë … Rossetti (1901), and many other books. In...

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