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Smith, Margaret 1931-

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Works: 44 works in 406 publications in 2 languages and 14,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Novels  Records and correspondence  History  Encyclopedias  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Author
Classifications: PR4167,
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Publications about Margaret Smith
Publications by Margaret Smith
Most widely held works by Margaret Smith
The Oxford companion to the Brontës by Christine Alexander( Book )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: The Oxford Companion to the Brontes aims to provide both comprehensive and detailed information about the lives, works, and reputations of the Brontes--the three sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, together with their father and their brother Branwell--all of whom were published writers. This is a unique and authoritative reference book for the research student and the general reader. The A-Z format, extensive cross-referencing, chronologies, illustrations, and maps, both facilitate quick reference and encourage further exploration. Entries are also designed to explore scholarly trends and to reflect contemporary directions in literary study. They offer insight into publishing history, biographical studies, collectors and museums, book illustration, and theoretical and critical approaches to the Brontes' writings. This Companion is not only invaluable for quick searches, but a delight to browse, and an inspiration to further reading
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
51 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
"When Shirley Keldar, an heiress, marries a tutor whose brother owns a mill introducing labor-saving devices, she helps the brother's campaign."
Villette by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
51 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
"Lucy Snowe, in flight from an unhappy past, leaves England and finds work as a teacher in Madame Beck's school in 'Villette'. Strongly drawn to the fiery autocratic schoolmaster Monsieur Paul Emanuel, Lucy is compelled by Madame Beck's jealous interference to assert her right to love and to be loved."
The professor by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
29 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and held by 932 libraries worldwide
The experiences of a British instructor teaching in a Brussels school are depicted in this nineteenth-century, English novel
The poetical works of Robert Browning by Robert Browning( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Volume II contains Stafford, a play seldom reprinted, and Sordello, a poem commonly, but mistakenly, neglected as "unintelligible." The book looks at Browning's correspondence with Emily Hickey, the first editor of Strafford, and important copies of Sordello that help to shed light on Browning's attempts to revise the poem. Also included are such of the juvenilia that survive
The letters of Charlotte Brontë : with a selection of letters by family and friends by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
The InteLex Past Masters Women Writers database The Letters of Charlotte Brontë is a complete electronic edition of The Letters of Charlotte Brontë, with a selection of letters by family and friends, edited by Margaret Smith and published by The Clarendon Press
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
51 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 libraries worldwide
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and German and held by 492 libraries worldwide
"Jane Eyre is a novel of passion - of anger, defiance, and of overwhelming desire. No novel, before or since, has caught so precisely the complex emotions of childhood, where feelings of powerlessness can mix with rage, and a bitter sense of injustice. From the early scenes, where Jane is locked in the red room, and learns to defy her aunt, through the oppressive regime of Lowood School, we follow the turbulent swell of Jane's feelings. Her psychological struggles with Rochester, her Byronic employer, and St. John Rivers, her icy cousin, carry through the passionate contradictions of childhood." "Drawing on feminist and post-colonial theory, and Victorian medical writings on the female mind and body, this edition places Jane Eyre firmly within the context of nineteenth-century social and political culture. The text is that of the authoritative Clarendon edition."--Jacket
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
This is one of a series of both classics and modern fiction rewritten for "learners of English." Includes questions for students
Selected letters of Charlotte Brontë by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"These letters give an insight into the life of a writer whose novels continue to be bestsellers. They reveal much about Charlotte Bronte's personal life, her family relationships, and the society in which she lived. Many of her early letters are written with vigour, vivacity, and an engaging aptitude for self-mockery. In contrast, her letters to her 'master', the Belgian schoolteacher Constantin Heger, reveal her intense, obsessive longing for some response from him. Other letters are deeply moving, when Charlotte endures the agony of her brother's and sisters' untimely deaths." "We learn also of the progress of her writing, including the astonishing success of Jane Eyre, and of her contacts with her publishers, including the young George Smith; and we recognize in her letters the life-experiences which are transmuted into the art of her novels. Contemporary society is described in her letters from London, when she writes of her encounters with famous writers and with critics of her novels. We hear too of her visits to an galleries, operas, and the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace." "Dramatic letters written in December 1852 convey the 'turbulence of feeling' in the Haworth curate Arthur Nicholls' proposal of marriage to her and in Mr Bronte's violent reaction to it; and we subsequently hear of her secret correspondence with her suitor, her father's eventual consent, and her tragically brief but happy marriage, cut short by her death in March 1855"--Jacket
The letters of Charlotte Brontë : with a selection of letters by family and friends. Vol. 1, 1829-1847 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Browning, poetical works, 1833-1864 by Robert Browning( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"Containing all Mr. Browning's regularly published plays and poems."
The letters of Charlotte Brontë : with a selection of letters by family and friends. Vol. 2, 1848-1851 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Despite Charlotte Bronte's entreaty to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey to burn her correspondence, very little seems to have been destroyed, and in this fully annotated edition, based as far as possible on original manuscripts, many confidential and outspoken letters are published in full for the first time. As well as Charlotte's own letters from 1829 to 1847, a handful of important letters and diary extracts by her friends and family illuminate the writer's correspondence. This volume covers the period from her childhood up to the publication and review of Jane Eyre
The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Anne Bronte's second novel is a passionate and courageous challenge to the conventions supposedly upheld by Victorian society and reflected in circulating-library fiction. The heroine, Helen Huntingdon, after a short period of initial happiness, leaves her dissolute husband, and must earn her own living to rescue her son from his influence. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is compelling in its imaginative power, the realism and range of its dialogue, and its psychological insight into the characters involved in a marital battle
The Letters of Charlotte Brontë : with a selection of letters by family and friends. Vol. 3, 1852-1855 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
This volume covers the period from 1852 until Charlotte Brontë's tragic early death in March 1855. We read of her long struggle to complete 'Villette', and her indignation when Harriet Martineau finds in it evidence that her mind is 'full of the subject of one passion - love'
Selected letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Overview: Full of acute observations, pithy character sketches, and passionate convictions, the letters of Charlotte Bronte are our most direct source of information about the lives of the Brontes and our closest approach to the author of Jane Eyre. In them Charlotte writes of life at Haworth Parsonage, her experiences at a Belgian school, and her intense feelings for the Belgian schoolteacher, M. Heger. She endures the agony of the death of her siblings, and enjoys the success as a writer that brings her into contact with the London literary scene. Vivid and intimate, her letters give fresh insight into the novels, and into the development of her distinct literary style. The only available edition, this selection is derived from Margaret Smith's three-volume edition of Bronte's complete letters. In addition to Smith's Editor's Preface, the edition includes a critical introduction by Janet Gezari, who looks at the relationship between Bronte's letters and her fiction and how the letters add to the debate about her literary persona and the split between her public and her private life
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Román významné anglické spisovatelky minulého století, vydávaný dříve pod názvem Sirotek lowoodský, líčí životní příběh chudé osiřelé dívky, jejíž osudy, zejména v době dětství, mají mnoho společného s osudy autorčinými. V postavě Jany Eyrové, dívky bystrého, hloubavého intelektu, vřelého citu a otevřeného, přímého charakteru ztělesnila autorka svou představu moderní ženy, zbavené všech předsudků a konvenčních pout, a ukázala tak ženě viktoriánské doby nové obzory
The letters of Charlotte Brontë. with a selection of letters by family and friends : 1848-1851 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The letters of Charlotte Brontë. with a selection of letters by family and friends by Charlotte Brontë( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Selected Letters of Charlotte Bront by Margaret Smith( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
An intimate insight into Charlotte Bront--euml--;'s life at Haworth Parsonage, her experiences in a Belgian school, and her passionate attraction to Constantin Heger, husband of the school's directress. We learn of the astonishing success of Jane Eyre, Charlotte's agony over the early death of her brother Branwell and of Emily and Anne, and her secret correspondence with and tragically brief happy marriage to Arthur Nicholls, cut short by her death in 1855. - ;These letters give an insight into the life of a writer whose novels continue to be bestsellers. They reveal much about Charlotte Bront
 
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Smith, Margaret 1931-...
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