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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biography

The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Birth and parents Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), an English poet and philosopher, was born on the 21st of October 1772, at his father’s vicarage of Ottery St Mary’s, Devonshire. His father, the Rev. John Coleridge … Continue reading

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Social Background of Pride and Prejudice by Pamela Whalan

The Social Background of Pride and Prejudice by Pamela Whalan Matrimony and Finances: Women’s Options, Marriage Settlements, and Family Obligations Cost of Living: Travel and Clothing Earning Money: Property, Military, Law, and Church Work and Leisure Time: Business, Parliament, The … Continue reading

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Brontë Resources Index

The Brontë sisters read widely, wrote passionately, and created enduring works drawn from their surroundings and imagination. Explore their writings and their world through the resources below. Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë Brontë Sisters Context Information     Charlotte Brontë Charlotte … Continue reading

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Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known

As the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, Charlotte Brontë would have been familiar with the church music of the time. This playlist features King’s College Choir, Cambridge, and other choirs performing music that Charlotte and her sisters may have known, as well … Continue reading

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Charlotte Brontë’s introduction to Wuthering Heights

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF ELLIS AND ACTON BELL [This introduction to Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Brontë explains why she, Emily, and Anne had initially published their works under a pseudonym, and touchingly relates the story of her sisters’ brief lives.] It … Continue reading

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Emily Brontë: A Biographical Sketch by Sara Selby

Emily Jane Brontë 1818-1848 A Biographical Sketch by Sara Selby Emily Jane Brontë’s life, though short and tragic, had an overwhelming influence on her work. Marked by violent emotional upheavals, her childhood on the Yorkshire moors provided the folk background … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre’s Three Paintings: Biblical Warnings & Greek Legends by Peter Bolt

Jane Eyre’s Three Paintings: Biblical Warnings & Greek Legends By Peter Bolt, English Department, North East Worchester College [England] Charlotte Brontë’s ability to use her encyclopaedic knowledge of the Bible first appears in her painting of a frieze on a … Continue reading

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