Edward Chitham's A Brontë Family Chronology (Author Chronologies) PDF

By Edward Chitham

ISBN-10: 1403901120

ISBN-13: 9781403901125

This new addition to Palgrave Macmillan's writer Chronologies sequence info occasions within the lives of the Bronte sisters and their affiliates. significant occasions similar to the book of heritage in their works are incorporated, and are balanced by way of info of Bronte family existence. There are unique discussions, within the gentle of chronology, of the scandal affecting the Bronte's brother, Branwell, and the imaginary kingdoms shared by way of all 4 teenagers.

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172]. 1816 During this year the Brontës seek household help via the Bradford School of Industry, and this is found in the person of Nancy Garrs, a 13-year-old, one of 12 children [MOS, p. 174]. Nancy Garrs continued as a servant with the Brontës for many years. There are many records in Elizabeth Firth’s diary of visits paid by her to the Brontës, and of their visits, or visits by the children, to Kipping House. Scruton (pp. 75ff) records PB’s ‘occasional outbursts of temper’ and describes a typical Sunday service of the day.

106, 854, where information about the proposal is described as ‘a family tradition’]. 14 Elizabeth Firth records ‘I wrote my last letter to Mr Brontë’ [MOS, p. 237]. On the same night she entertains James Clarke Franks to dinner [Barker, p. 855]. It is not clear when PB paid his debt to William Tetley the Bradford parish clerk, £50 incurred during the illness of MBB. MOS (p. 233) quotes PB’s notebook mentioning 1821, but there is no evidence that the entry was written this year and Barker (p. 854) thinks this could have been as late as 1830.

Barker (pp. 107–8) finds no reason to believe any except the cutting up of the dress, which she sees as a joke, while ECEB, pp. 19–22, suggests that these stories may not be inconsistent with PB’s character. From about this time date Sarah Garrs’ reminscences, given by Mrs Chadwick, of the children’s walks across the moors, their instruction in geography and history, and their thoughtful contemplation of these matters in bed. January 17 AB’s second birthday. February 8 EB’s seventh birthday. March 17 PB’s forty-fifth birthday.

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