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well enough done , but the trio of curates , a race Charlotte Brontė held in
especial contempt , are a bore and show how small a sense of the comic she
possessed . The omniscient narrator is also a bore ; we are nagged , bullied ,
The distinctive atmosphere that pervades the lives of Charlotte Brontė ' s
heroines is loneliness , a loneliness almost intolerable ; they are marooned in
themselves by circumstances and also by their very sensibility and intelligence ,
and they ...
... 150 Brontė , Anne , 187 Chronicles of the Canongate , 120 Brontė , Branwell ,
187 Chrysal , 82 – 3 Brontė , Charlotte ... 192 – 3 ; Clark , Sir Kenneth , 89 Villette
, 193 ; The Professor , 193 Clayhanger Family , The , 300 , 301 , Brontė , Emily ...
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