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Routledge Library reissues a set of eight Brontë-related books ranging from the more or less curious to the impressive scholar work of Victor A Neufeldt on the works of Branwell Brontë. The books are available as a complete set and in separate volumes:
Routledge Library Editions: The Brontës

1. The Poems of Charlotte Brontë: A New Text and Commentary
Victor A. Neufeldt
ISBN: 9781138928756
This edition of Charlotte Brontë's poems, first published in 1985, although not "complete", provides a reliable text of all of her available verse, as well as a detailed history of the whereabouts of Charlotte's manuscripts, the story of their publication over the years, and a commentary of the poetry itself.

2. The Poems of Patrick Branwell Brontë: A New Text and Commentary
Victor A. Neufeldt
ISBN: 9781138928817
The Poems of Patrick Branwell Brontë, first published in 1990, provides a collection of Branwell Bronte s poetry, as well as a detailed history of the use and locations of his manuscripts, the story of their publication over the years, and a commentary of the poetry itself.

3. The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë: Volume 1, 1827-1833
Victor A. Neufeldt
ISBN: 9781138929104

This volume, first published in 1997, contains all of Patrick Branwell Bronte's known writings, excluding his letters, from 1827 to 1833. This title primarily focuses on the creation of the Glass Town Confederacy and on the emergence of Rouge/Alexander Percy/Ellrington as Branwell's chief character. All of the texts in this edition are based on Neufeldt's own transcriptions of the manuscripts, or, where the manuscript is unavailable, on the most reliable accessible text. This edition serves as a record for the growth and development of Branwell's writing, and it is hoped that it will help to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that have become associated with Branwell's name. This book will be of interest to students of English Literature.

4. The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë: Volume 2, 1834-1836
Victor A. Neufeldt
ISBN: 9781138929159

This volume, first published in 1999, contains all of Patrick Branwell Brontë's known writings, excluding his letters, from 1834 to 1836. This title primarily focuses on the creation of Angria, and on the growing conflict between Alexander Percy, Earl of Northangerland, and Arthur Wellesly, Duke of Zamorna and King Adrian of Angria. All of the texts in this edition are based on Neufeldt's own transcriptions of the manuscripts, or, where the manuscript is unavailable, on the most reliable accessible text. This edition serves as a record for the growth and development of Branwell's writing, and it is hoped that it will help to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that have become associated with Branwell's name.

5. The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë: Volume 3, 1837-1848
Victor A. Neufeldt
ISBN: 9781138929227

This volume, first published in 1999, contains all of Patrick Branwell Brontë's known writings, excluding his letters, from 1837 to 1848. This title primarily covers and depicts the end of the Angrian conflict, Branwell's abandonment of the Angrian saga, and his attempts to establish himself as a published poet and a man of letters. All of the texts in this edition are based on Neufeldt's own transcriptions of the manuscripts, or, where the manuscript is unavailable, on the most reliable accessible text. This edition serves as a record for the growth and development of Branwell's writing, and it is hoped that it will help to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that have become associated with Branwell's name.

6. A Bibliography of the Manuscripts of Patrick Branwell Brontë
Victor A. Neufeldt
ISBN: 9781138929487

This bibliography, first published in 1993, attempts to provide a complete and accurate description of the manuscripts of Patrick Branwell Brontë, excluding his letters. Its aim is not only to correct previous errors and update and extend earlier lists, but also to reconstruct as far as possible dismembered and scattered manuscripts.

7. Charlotte Brontë
Arthur Pollard
ISBN: 9781138929555

Within the narrow confines of Haworth Parsonage the Brontë children constructed a multiform fantasy world and to their gift of intense imagination was added the quality of intense passion. The narrowness of Charlotte's experience makes autobiography important in her novels, while her imagination and passion exalt the subjectivity of her work. Her style is autobiographical also, adding credibility to the often heightened narrative, while the moralism of her heroines often serves to stabilise this exaggeration. This book, first published in 1968, introduces extracts from the novels of Charlotte Brontë, emphasising the author's subjectivity, imagination and the resultant heightening of dialogue and experience. There is a central section on her heroines, while others discuss and illustrate events, other characters, the handling of time and place, speech and dialogue and the author's place in novels.

8. Emily and Anne Brontë
W. H. Stevenson
ISBN: 9781138929609

From the claustrophobic environment of Haworth Parsonage emerged an astonishing range and diversity of character and talent. Between them the two youngest Bronte sisters wrote three novels, each sharply individual in style, purpose and subject-matter. The title, first published in 1968, discusses and illustrates the similarities and differences in the writings of Emily and Anne Brontë, paying particular attention to their place in the development of the Victorian novel. He stresses the complexities of structure and characterisation in Wuthering Heights, introducing the reader first to the background of the novel. 

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