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Patrick Bronte - Dudley Green

Patrick Bronte

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; Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams (Forord)

But he was a fascinating man in his own right and not nearly such an unsympathetic character as Elizabeth Gaskell's "Life of Charlotte Bronte" would have us believe. Born into poverty in Ireland, he won a scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge, and was ordained into the Church of England. Les mer
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But he was a fascinating man in his own right and not nearly such an unsympathetic character as Elizabeth Gaskell's "Life of Charlotte Bronte" would have us believe. Born into poverty in Ireland, he won a scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge, and was ordained into the Church of England. He was perpetual curate of Haworth in Yorkshire for forty-one years, bringing up four children, founding a school and campaigning for a proper water supply. Although often portrayed as a somewhat fobidding figure, he was an opponent of capital punishment and the Poor Law Amendment Act, a supporter of limited Catholic emancipation and a writer of poetry. This is the first serious biography of Patrick Bronte for more than forty years.
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Forlag: Nonsuch Publishing
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781845886257
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury7
Preface9
Acknowledgements and Thanks11
Format and Conventions13
Illustrations14
Part One: From Ireland to Haworth, 1777-1820




1. 'Ireland Ah! "Dulce Domum"', 1777-1802

19




2. 'I have been educated at Cambridge', 1802-1806

27




3. 'Two Curacies in the South', 1806-1809

35




4. 'I came to Yorkshire', 1809-1811

45




5. 'My dear Saucy Pat', 1811-1815

57




6. 'At Thornton...happy with our wives and children', 1815-1820

69




7. 'Providence had called me to labour...at Haworth', 1819-1820

77
Part Two: Faithfulness and Sorrow, 1820-1846




8. 'The greatest load of sorrows', 1820-1825

91




9. 'Always...at my post', 1824-1841

108




10. 'Intelligent companionship and intense family affection', 1824-1841

125




11. 'I went to Brussells', 1841-1846

148
Part Three: A Varied Ministry




12. 'Employment...full of real, indescribable pleasure'

171




13. 'An advocate for temperate reform'

181




14. 'I never was friendly to Church Rates'

192




15. 'My aim has been...to preach Christ'

203




16. 'Our School has commenced'

211




17. 'There is now a great want of pure water'

222
Part Four: Grief and Determination, 1847-1861




18. 'My Son! My Son!', 1847-1849

229




19. 'I can, yet...take two Services on the Sundays', 1849-1852

244




20. 'His union with my Daughter was a happy one', 1852-1854

261




21. 'My Daughter is indeed dead', 1854-1855

286




22. 'No quailing Mrs Gaskell! No drawing back!', 1855-1857

293




23. 'I wish to live in unnoticed and quiet retirement', 1857-1861

316
Epilogue332
Notes334
Patrick Brontë: a Chronology, 1777-1861347
Appendices




I. The Published Writings of Patrick Brontë

352




II. Mrs Brontë's Nurse

353




III. Three Letters from Patrick Brontë to the Master-General of the Ordnance

354




IV. The Ecclesiastical Census: Sunday 30 March 1851

359




V. Servants at the Parsonage

361




VI. Patrick Brontës Curates

362




VII. Two Letters of Patrick Brontë which have recently come to light

364




VIII. The Article in Sharpe's London Magazine June 1855

366




(i) Extract from the article

366




(ii) Extracts from Mrs Gaskell's letter to Catherine Winkworth, 25 August 1850

368




(iii) Extract from Charles Dickens' letter to Frank Smedley, 5 May 1855

369




IX. Mrs Gaskell's portrayal of Patrick Brontë in her Life of Charlotte Brontë

370
Select Bibliography375
Index377
Dudley Green is retired schoolmaster and former president of the Bronte Society, by which he is recognised as an expert on Patrick. He edited The Letters of Patrick Bronte, the first such complete collection, for Nonsuch in 2005, and also wrote Because It's There: the Life of George Mallory (Tempus, 2005). He lives in Clitheroe.