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The Brontësaurus

An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë (and Branwell)

John Sutherland


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Was Rochester a murderer? Did the Reverend Bront carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does 'Wuthering' mean? Did the Bront's all have tiny feet?

To celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bront 's birth, eminent Victorian scholar John Sutherland takes us on an A to Z ramble through the world of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bront (and not forgetting their dissolute brother Branwell).

For fans of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, here is a lighthearted miscellany freighted with a working lifetime's scholarly expertise. With his reputation for intensely close reading of Victorian literature, John Sutherland explores the Bront s' lives, their characters, their novels and poems, and the ways in which we interpret them today -- and above all he digs out those unexpected nuggets of fact that illuminate their perennially popular works.

Icon Books, 9781785781438, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2016

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 best-selling 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.