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The Brontesaurus An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland, John Crace
  

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Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the world of the Brontes, from the bumps on Charlotte's head to the nefarious origins of Mr Rochester's fortune, by way of astral telephony, letter-writing dogs, an exploding peat bog, and much, much more. Also features 'Jane Eyre abbreviated' by John Crace, author of the Guardian's 'Digested Reads' column - read Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece in five minutes!

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Synopsis

The Brontesaurus An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland, John Crace

In the year of Charlotte's bicentenary, a light-hearted miscellany on all things Bronte. Did Charlotte Bronte take opium? Did the Reverend Bronte carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does 'wuthering' mean?

Reviews

'John Sutherland is among the handful of critics whose every book I must have.'
Jay Parini

About the Author

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus at University College London and an eminent scholar in the field of Victorian fiction, author of many works including The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. He has also written the bestselling popular titles Is Heathcliff a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre be Happy?, and such scholarly jeux d'esprit as Curiosities of Literature. His most recent books include How Good is Your Grammar?, Stars, Cars, and Crystal Meth and Orwell's Nose.

John Crace is the parliamentary sketch writer for the Guardian newspaper, for which he also writes the regular Digested Read feature. He is the author of several books including, with John Sutherland, the multi-volume The Incomplete Shakespeare.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd November 2016

Author

John Sutherland, John Crace

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Publisher

Icon Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
176 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Literary Fiction

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Literary reference works

ISBN

9781785781438

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