Auteur: Charlotte Brontë
Titel: The Green Dwarf and other Early fiction
Uitgever: Alma Books Ltd
Afmetingen: 29x198x128 mm
Gewicht: 358 gram
Genre: Fictie, Literatuur, Klassiekers
Contains: 'The Green Dwarf', 'The Foundling', 'The Secret', 'Lily Hart', 'The Spell' and 'Tales of the Islanders'
Inspired by a box of wooden toy soldiers given as a present to her elder brother Branwell in 1826, Charlotte Bronte created, together with her siblings, a series of tales set in the imaginary realm of Glass Town. In `The Green Dwarf', against the backdrop of war, the arrogant aristocrat Colonel Percy and the enigmatic Mr Leslie are vying for the affections of the beautiful Lady Emily. Soon, with the rivals both on the front line, and with the scheming Percy hatching a plot that involves the mysterious Green Dwarf, Leslie finds himself facing danger on all sides...
Charlotte Bronte (1816-55) was the eldest of the three celebrated Bronte sisters. Under the care of her father, Charlotte was educated and encouraged to take an interest in natural history. This freedom inspired Charlotte to argue strongly for the intellectual worth of women through her novels, and her success and the respect she won paved the way for future female authors.
Who that has known her books has not admired the artist's noble English, the burning love of truth, the bravery, the simplicity, the indignation at wrong, the eager sympathy, the pious love and reverence, the passionate honour, so to speak, of the woman? -- William Makepeace Thackeray
It's a cracker... It is novelettish. It is Gothic. It is funny... -- Libby Purves