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The Resource The Brontës in Brussells, Helen MacEwan

The Brontës in Brussells, Helen MacEwan

Label
The Brontës in Brussells
Title
The Brontës in Brussells
Statement of responsibility
Helen MacEwan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Brontes' time in Belgium, five years before they became best-selling authors, is the least-known episode of their lives, but is a fascinating and important one. The book follows in the tracks of the sisters in Brussels, describing their life in the city: though the school where they came to study French has now disappeared, there is still a lot to be seen of the city the sisters knew; two of Charlotte's four novels (Villette and The Professor) are also based on her spell abroad, which was pivotal to her both as a writer and personally, since she fell in love with her teacher Constantin Heger. Charlotte's moving and harrowing letters to Heger, a respectable married man, are reproduced in full here and believe the common image of her as the motherly and strait-laced Bronte. Also including maps of the period, extracts from Villette reflecting real-life experiences in Brussels and translations of the sisters' little-known Belgian essays, what emerges is a complete portrait of a slice of literary history, as well as a haunting evocation of a time and a place that came to haunt the Brontes themselves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacEwan, Helen
Dewey number
823/.809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4168
LC item number
.M25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë family
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë family
  • Homes
  • Belgium
Label
The Brontës in Brussells, Helen MacEwan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Two New Arrivals at the Pensionnat de Demoiselles -- What Brought the Brontes to Brussels? -- The Site of the Pensionnat Heger Today -- Charlotte and Emily at Pensionnat -- Monsieur Heger -- Four Devoirs by Charlotte and Emily -- Lucy Snowe's Pensionnat -- Extract from Villette (I): Lucy Receives a Letter from Graham Bretton and M. Paul is Not Pleased -- A Look Back at the History of the Isabelle Quarter -- The Fat of the Isabelle Quarter and What You Can Still See -- Around Place Royale -- Extract from Villette (II): A Burial: Lucy Buries Graham's Letters -- The Brontes' Friends in Brussels -- Brussels in the Brontes' Time -- Extract from Villette (III): Lucy Goes to the Park at Night -- Charlotte's Second Year in Brussels -- The Confession at St. Gudule's -- Leaving Brussels -- After Brussels: Writing to M. Heger -- Charlotte's Letters to Constantin Heger -- After Brussels: Fame -- The Pensionnat Becomes a Place of Pilgrimage -- Timeline -- A Bronte Walk in Brussels -- A Very Brief History of Belgium Up to Independence -- Plot Summaries of Charlotte's Brussels Novels Villette and The Professor
Control code
884426991
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780720615883
Isbn Type
(Paper)
Lccn
2014431261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024292312
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)884426991
Label
The Brontës in Brussells, Helen MacEwan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Two New Arrivals at the Pensionnat de Demoiselles -- What Brought the Brontes to Brussels? -- The Site of the Pensionnat Heger Today -- Charlotte and Emily at Pensionnat -- Monsieur Heger -- Four Devoirs by Charlotte and Emily -- Lucy Snowe's Pensionnat -- Extract from Villette (I): Lucy Receives a Letter from Graham Bretton and M. Paul is Not Pleased -- A Look Back at the History of the Isabelle Quarter -- The Fat of the Isabelle Quarter and What You Can Still See -- Around Place Royale -- Extract from Villette (II): A Burial: Lucy Buries Graham's Letters -- The Brontes' Friends in Brussels -- Brussels in the Brontes' Time -- Extract from Villette (III): Lucy Goes to the Park at Night -- Charlotte's Second Year in Brussels -- The Confession at St. Gudule's -- Leaving Brussels -- After Brussels: Writing to M. Heger -- Charlotte's Letters to Constantin Heger -- After Brussels: Fame -- The Pensionnat Becomes a Place of Pilgrimage -- Timeline -- A Bronte Walk in Brussels -- A Very Brief History of Belgium Up to Independence -- Plot Summaries of Charlotte's Brussels Novels Villette and The Professor
Control code
884426991
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780720615883
Isbn Type
(Paper)
Lccn
2014431261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024292312
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)884426991

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