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The Brontës in context

Author: Marianne Thormählen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Literature in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Very few families produce one outstanding writer. The Brontë family produced three. The works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne remain immensely popular, and are increasingly being studied in relation to the surroundings and wider context that formed them. The forty-two new essays in this book tell 'the Brontë story' as it has never been told before, drawing on the latest research and the best available scholarship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brontës in context.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012015673
(OCoLC)787509518
Named Person: Brontë family.; Brontë family.; Brontë family.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Thormählen
ISBN: 9781139839716 1139839713 9781139028066 1139028065 9781139842099 1139842099 1283836173 9781283836173 9781139844451 1139844458
OCLC Number: 818872060
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Chronology; Introduction / Marianne Thormählen; Part I. Places, Persons and Publishing: 1. Haworth in the time of the Brontës / Michael Baumber; 2. Domestic life at Haworth Parsonage / Ann Dinsdale; 3. Northern-England locations associated with the Brontës' lives and works / Ann Dinsdale; 4. The father of the Brontës / Dudley Green; 5. A mother and her substitutes: Maria Bronte (née Branwell), Elizabeth Branwell and Margaret Wooler / Bob Duckett; 6. Patrick Branwell Brontë / Victor A. Neufeldt; 7. Charlotte Brontë / Dinah Birch; 8. Emily Brontë / Lyn Pykett; 9. Anne Brontë / Maria Frawley; 10. Friends, servants and a husband / Stephen Whitehead; 11. The Brontës' sibling bonds / Drew Lamonica Arms; 12. Juvenilia / Christine Alexander; 13. The Brussels experience / Sue Lonoff; 14. The Brontë correspondence / Margaret Smith; 15. Portraits of the Brontës / Jane Sellars; 16. The poetry of the Brontës / Janet Gezari; 17. Literary influences on the Brontës / Sara J. Lodge; 18. The Brontës' way into print / Linda H. Peterson; 19. Reading the Brontës: their first audiences / Stephen Colclough; Part II. Scholarship, Criticism, Adaptations and Translations: 20. Brontë biography: a survey of a genre / Tom Winnifrith; 21. Mid-nineteenth-century critical responses to the Brontës / Miriam Elizabeth Burstein; 22. Brontë scholarship and criticism, 1920-1970 / Herbert Rosengarten; 23. Brontë scholarship and criticism, approx. 1970-2000 / Sara J. Lodge; 24. Current trends in Brontë criticism and scholarship / Alexandra Lewis; 25. Adaptations, prequels, sequels, translations / Patsy Stoneman; Part III. Historical and Cultural Contexts: 26. Religion / David Jasper; 27. The philosophical-intellectual context / Stephen Prickett; 28. Education / Dinah Birch; 29. Art and music / Christine Alexander; 30. Natural history / Barbara T. Gates; 31. Politics / Simon Avery; 32. Newspapers and magazines / Joanne Shattock; 33. Agriculture and industry / Marianne Thormählen with Steven Wood; 34. Transport and travel / Edward Chitham; 35. Law / Ian Ward; 36. Class / Elizabeth Langland; 37. Careers for middle-class women / Elizabeth Langland; 38. Marriage and family life / Marianne Thormählen; 39. Dress / Birgitta Berglund; 40. Sexuality / Jill L. Matus; 41. Physical health / Janis McLarren Caldwell; 42. Mental health / Janis McLarren Caldwell; Further reading; Index.
Series Title: Literature in context.
Responsibility: edited by Marianne Thormählen.
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