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  • Published: 2 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780140435092
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $28.00

Tales of Angria




First time in Penguin Classics

In 1834, Charlotte Brontë and her brother Branwell created the imaginary kingdom of Angria in a series of tiny handmade books. Continuing their saga some years later, the five 'novelettes' in this volume were written by Charlotte when she was in her early twenties, and depict a aristocratic beau monde in witty, racy and ironic language. She creates an exotic, scandalous atmosphere of intrigue and destructive passions, with a cast ranging from the ageing rake Northangerland and his Byronic son-in-law Zamorna, King of Angria, to Mary Percy, Zamorna's lovesick wife, and Charles Townshend, the cynical, gossipy narrator. Together the tales provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and creative processes of the young writer who was to become one of the world's great novelists.

  • Published: 2 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780140435092
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $28.00

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Ethics
Love
Annals
Military Dispatches