By Robert Barnard
A Bront? Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the main striking literary relatives of the nineteenth century highlighting unique literary insights and the numerous humans and locations that prompted 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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Paul – the victory of true feeling over Jesuitical cunning. Against all this the woman’s calm competence, cool judgment, and occasional daring unorthodoxy (seen both when she uses Lucy as a teacher and Dr John as the school’s physician) count for little in the total picture the reader gets of her. There is one oddity in the presentation of this character: though she must be fairly recently widowed, no mention is made of her husband or his fate. 24 beckwith, dr stephen (d. 1843) It is generally accepted that the character is based on Mme Heger, though it is likely to be a partial and slanted picture, granted the awkward relationship in which Charlotte stood to her.
Barber, Rev. John: Vicar of Bierley. Wrongly identiﬁed by many writers, including Wise and Symington, as the vulgar and intrusive visitor to the Parsonage in February 1850. This was in fact the Rev. Andrew Cassels. ” Barbier was a strongly political poet with a command of invective in support of social causes, described by Charlotte in Shirley as “rude vigour” (footnote to ch. ) Bardsley, Rev. James: a young clergyman whom Patrick nearly had as his ﬁrst curate in 1833. The Archbishop of York refused to sanction the appointment, and he became curate in Keighley and later in Bierley.
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. Six numbers appeared monthly, December’s being a double number. The little books are a miscellany, including poems, reviews, stories, and advertisements. When it resumed in August 1830 Charlotte dropped the “Blackwood’s” from the title, but all three series are a testimony to the appeal the magazine had to their young imaginations.
A Bronte Encyclopedia by Robert Barnard