It’s nice to know that my interpretation of this novella was spot on.
Stancliffe’s Hotel is a novelette by Charlotte Brontë. Never heard of it? You’re not alone; the text is an example of one of Brontë’s early works, or juvenilia, and despite being written in 1828, it was not published until 2003. Although the text is set in Brontë’s childhood fantasy world of Angria, this is not the work of a child author. Brontë wrote Stancliffe’s Hotel at the age of 22, when she already had over a decade of writing experience, and her characters had become like old friends. The text is one of Brontë’s final additions to her Angrian saga, and the following year, she attempted to leave this world behind for good when she composed the fragment now referred to as “Farewell to Angria.”
From the beginning, Brontë was an experimental writer, and her earliest works have a sense of playfulness, referencing everything from Ben Jonson to Gothic Romance…
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