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Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal: Selected Early Writings

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In their collaborative early writings, the Brontes created and peopled the most extraordinary fantasy worlds, whose geography and history they elaborated in numerous stories, poems, and plays. Together they invented characters based on heroes and writers such as Wellington, Napoleon, Scott, and Byron, whose feuds, alliances, and love affairs weave an intricate web of socia ...more
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Published October 1st 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 9th 2010)
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Ana Maria Rînceanu
The diary and poetry sections are great, but it made me sadder that the sisters didn't reach old age together.
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This book features prose an poetry by Anne, Charlotte, Emily, and Branwell Brontë, the bulk of which is written by Charlotte because more of her early work has survived compared to her siblings'.

None of the pre-1840 poems were intended for public viewing, thus what's presented here is first draft material written for the Brontës' personal entertainment. Because of this is does appear quite rough and inconsistent to the general reader.

The stories of Glass Town, Agria, and Gondal have a fantasy el
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This was interesting because it is the writings of children for children. I enjoyed getting to see the early works of the Bronte children although I don't know if I would give it to students because of its more archaic wording.
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Jul 01, 2013 Emma rated it really liked it
Tough, very tough. Lots of chopping and changing and very difficult to keep track of the characters/places/events. However, the imagination and creativity that went into these tales is astonishing.
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Charlotte Brontë was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. See also Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë.

Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Brontë (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell. In April 1820 the fam
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