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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes


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ForewordPrefaceEditors and ContributorsClassified Contents ListAbbreviationsChronologyMapsNote to the ReaderTHE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE BRONTES: A-ZDialect and Obsolete WordsBibliography

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Christine Alexander is Emeritus Scientia Professor of English at the University of New South Wales. Her books include the multi-volume Edition of the Early Writings of Charlotte Bronte, Love and Friendship and Other Youthful Writings, and the British Academy prize-winning book The Early Writings of Charlotte Bronte. She has also published widely on gothic literature, Jane Austen, critical editing, literary juvenilia, and landscape gardening, and has co-edited The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf.Margaret Smith was formerly Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Science, University of Birmingham, and a Vice-President of the Bronte Society. She has edited many of the Brontes' works, including The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and The Letters of Charlotte Bronte.Contributors:Carol Bock, Associate Professor of English, University of MinnesotaDr Sue Lonoff, Senior Associate of the Derek Bok Center, Harvard UniversityVictor Neufeldt, Professor Emeritus of the Department of English, University of Victoria, British ColumbiaHerbert Rosengarten, Professor of English, University of British ColumbiaVirginia Rushton, formerly professional singer and voice teacherPatsy Stoneman, Reader in English, University of HullBeverley Taylor, Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


"wonderfully detailed" - Christopher Hirst and Christina Patterson, Independent"This book is a must...A treasure trove of a book" - Brian Maye, Irish Times"impressively academic and comprehensive" - Times Literary Supplement

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