Editions of The Professor
First edition, 2 vols. (Smith, Elder & Co., 1857).
Collins edition (1954). Includes ‘Emma’ and selected tales from Angria, edited with an introduction and biography by Phyllis Bentley.
Clarendon edition (Oxford University Press, 1987). Based on the manuscript; introduction, textual and explanatory notes by Margaret Smith and Herbert Rosengarten. Includes ‘Emma’, based on the manuscript, and indexes of quotations and allusions in the novels of Charlotte Brontë.
Penguin edition (1989). Edited with an introduction by Heather Glen.
Wise T. J., A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of the Members of the Brontë Family (1917, repr. 1965).
Stevenson Lionel (ed.), Victorian Fiction: a Guide to Research (1964). Section on the Brontës by M. G. Christian.
Ford G. H. (ed.), Victorian Fiction: a second Guide to Research (1978). Section on the Brontës by Herbert Rosengarten.
Yablon G. A. and Turner J. R., A Brontë Bibliography (1978).
Alexander Christine, A Bibliography of the Manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë (1982).
Biography and Letters
Gaskell Elizabeth C., The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Smith, Elder & Co., 1857).
Wise T. J. and Symington J. A., The Brontës: their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (1932, reprinted 1980). The text of the letters is unreliable, but the collection is the most extensive so far published.
Gérin Winifred, Charlotte Brontë: The Evolution of Genius (1967, reprinted with corrections 1968).
Fraser Rebecca, Charlotte Brontë (1988).
Smith Margaret (ed.), The Letters of Charlotte Brontë with a Selection of Letters by Family and Friends, vol. i. 1829–1847 (1995); vol. ii. 1848–1851 (2000); vol. iii. 1852–1855 (2004).
Barker Juliet, The Brontës (1995).
Wise T. J. and Symington J. A. (eds.), Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë, 2 vols. (1936).
Ratchford F. E., The Brontës’ Web of Childhood (1941).
Gérin Winifred (ed.), Five Novelettes by Brontë Charlotte (1971).
Alexander Christine, The Early Writings of Charlotte Brontë (1983).
Alexander Christine An Edition of the Early Writings of Charlotte Brontë 1826—1832 (1987); 1833–1835 (1991).
Background and Criticism
Wroot Herbert, Sources of the Brontë Novels: Persons and Places, a Supplement to the Brontë Society Transactions for 1935.
Martin R. B., The Accents of Persuasion: Charlotte Brontë’s Novels (1966).
Peters Margot, Charlotte Brontë: Style in the Novel (1973).
Allott Miriam, The Brontës: the Critical Heritage (1974).
Duthie Enid L., The Foreign Vision of Charlotte Brontë (1975).
Pinion F. B., A Brontë Companion: Literary Assessment, Background, and Reference (1975).
Linder C. A., Romantic Imagery in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë (1978).
Maynard John, Charlotte Brontë and Sexuality (1984).
Duthie Enid L., The Brontës and Nature (1986).
Alexander Christine and Smith Margaret, The Oxford Companion to the Brontës (2003).
The Transactions of the Brontë Society include bibliographies, catalogues, transcripts of juvenilia, letters, and essays, biographical and topographical material, and critical commentary. A subject and author index by A. G. Foster was published in 1968, covering vol. 1 (1895) to vol. 15 (1967).
Articles in this and other periodicals include:
Falconer J. A., ‘The Professor and Villette: a Study of Development’, English Studies (Apr. 1927).
Brammer M. M., ‘The Manuscript of The Professor’, Review of English Studies (May 1960).
Wheeler M. D., ‘Literary and Biblical Allusions in “The Professor” ’, Brontë Society Transactions (1976).
Monahan Melodie, ‘Ashworth: an unfinished novel by Charlotte Brontë’, Studies in Philology: Texts and Studies (1983).
Smith Margaret, ‘The Manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë’s Novels’, Brontë Society Transactions (1983).
Betsinger Sue Ann, ‘Charlotte Brontë’s Archetypal Heroine’, Brontë Society Transactions (1989, part 7).
p. xxixFurther Reading in Oxford World’s Classics
Brontë Anne, Agnes Grey, ed. Inglesfield Robert and Marsden Hilda.
Brontë Anne The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, ed. Rosengarten Herbert.
Brontë Charlotte, Jane Eyre, ed. Smith Margaret, with a new introduction and notes by Sally Shuttleworth.
Brontë Charlotte Villette, ed. Rosengarten Herbert and Smith Margaret, with a new introduction and notes by Tim Dolin.
Brontë Charlotte Shirley, ed. Rosengarten Herbert and Smith Margaret.
Brontë Emily, Wuthering Heights, ed. Jack Ian, with a new introduction and notes by Patsy Stoneman.
Gaskell Elizabeth, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, ed. Easson Angus.