A Bronte Encyclopedia is an A- Z encyclopedia of the most notable literary family of the 19th century highlighting original literary insights and the significant people and places that influenced the Brontes' lives.* Comprises approximately 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries* Defines and describes the Brontes' fictional characters and settings* Incorporates original literary judgements and analyses of characters and motives* Includes coverage of Charlotte's unfinished novels and her and Branwell's juvenile writings* Features over 60 illustrations
Robert Barnard has served two terms of Chairman of the Bronte Society and is the author of numerous books, including A Short History of English Literature (Blackwell, 1984). In 2003 he was honored for his lifetime achievement with a Diamond Dagger award for his over forty crime novels. Louise Barnard was for many years a university librarian in Australia and Norway. She was responsible for the bibliography and filmography in Robert Barnard's book on Agatha Christie and has researched extensively for A Bronte Encylopedia.
List of Illustrations. List of Abbreviations. Preface. Note on Spelling. Acknowledgments. A-Z of entries. Bibliography