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1997, 1999). The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë: An Edition, vol. 1 (1997), vols. 2 and 3 (1999), ed. by V. Neufeldt. New York: Garland. Complete edition of Branwell’s juvenilia. Ratchford, F. E. (1941). The Brontës’ Web of Childhood. New York: Columbia University Press. Important pioneering but incomplete study of the Brontë juvenilia, misrepresenting it as a “druglike Brontë dream” rather than literary “play” and engagement with the political, social, and artistic culture of the time. 2 The Brontës and the Gothic Tradition Diane Long Hoeveler The Brontë sisters began their literary careers when a set of wooden soldiers was shared with them by their brother Branwell, who was himself keen to have his siblings join him in a round of literary mythmaking.

Her Angrian novelettes (as she called them9), written in her later teens and early twenties, focus on the fate of women associated with the Duke of Zamorna, King of Angria: his third wife, the haughty Mary Percy who becomes a pawn in her husband’s complex relationship with her father Lord Northangerland; Mina Laury, the most loyal of Zamorna’s mistresses; the adolescent Caroline Vernon, illegitimate daughter of Northangerland and ward of 16 Christine Alexander Zamorna, whose seduction by her guardian we witness; and Elizabeth Hastings, who is a prototype for the later small, plain but self‐reliant heroine of Jane Eyre.

Illustrates Charlotte’s use of the Bible in her early writing to articulate her concerns and those of her heroines at times of crisis. Bock, C. (2002). ” In Cambridge Companion to the Brontës, 29 ed. by H. Glen. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. Focuses on the response in the juvenilia to the literary culture of the day, especially the influence of Fraser’s Magazine. Brontë, C. (1987, 1991, 1992). Edition of the Early Writings of Charlotte Brontë, Volume I: The Glass Town Saga 1826–1832; Volume II, Part 1 and Part 2: The Rise of Angria 1833–1835, ed.

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