The Green DwarfBy Charlotte Bronte
Only single-volume edition available. A witty and engrossing early work, The Green Dwarf displays the precocious intelligence, lively imagination and flair for storytelling which Charlotte Bronte brought to perfection in her later fiction. Lady Emily Charlesworth is in love with Leslie, a struggling artist. Lord Percy - a fierce, arrogant aristocrat - will do anything to lay his hands on Leslie's chosen bride. As war breaks out between Verdopolis, Bronte's imaginary political state, and Senegal, the lovers do battle for control of beautiful Emily's heart. With its exotic melange of political intrigue, amorous subterfuge and Gothic scenery, The Green Dwarf demonstrates the dynamic and experimental nature of Charlotte Bronte's 'long apprenticeship in writing'.