By Diane Long Hoeveler, Deborah Denenholz Morse (eds.)
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Branwell’s output exceeds that of Charlotte, and his initial role in the Brontë’s paracosmic world is referred to in this essay. Apart from isolated references in diary papers, none of Emily and Anne’s prose writings survive. Their extant poetry with enigmatic allusions to Gondal, discussed in John Maynard’s essay in this volume, is all that remains of their saga, the reconstruction of which is still subject to debate (see Alexander and Smith 216–221). For a discussion of the collaborative nature of the Brontë juvenilia and a selection of the juvenilia of all four Brontës, see Christine Alexander, The Brontës: Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal: Selected Writings.
The first episode in the newspaper concerns a group of men who raid a cemetery in hopes of finding newly dead bodies that they can sell for vivisection purposes. Another one of her protagonists, Captain Tree, follows the excursion of gravediggers, however, because he is on the lookout for something quite different. When the coffin that he is chasing is finally opened, he finds that it is “’full of books instead of bones, and here’s ever so many chests crammed with the same kind of traffic’” (I: 175).
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A companion to the Brontës by Diane Long Hoeveler, Deborah Denenholz Morse (eds.)