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Charlotte Brontë : the imagination in history

Author: Heather Glen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This examination of Charlotte Bronte's novels draws on extensive original research in a range of early Victorian writings, on subjects from women's day-dreaming to sanitary reform, from the Great Exhibition to early Victorian religious thought. It is not, however, merely a study of context. Through a close consideration of the ways in which Bronte's novels engage with the thinking of their time, it offers a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Glen
ISBN: 0198187610 9780198187615
OCLC Number: 50476798
Description: 314 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Mighty Phantasm --
'Calculated abruptness': The Professor --
Triumph and Jeopardy: The Shape of Jane Eyre --
'Dreadful to me': Jane Eyre and History (1) --
'Incident, life, fire, feeling': Jane Eyre and History (2) --
The Terrible Handwriting: Shirley --
'Entirely bewildered': Villette and History (1) --
The Prism of Pain: Villette and History (2).
Responsibility: Heather Glen.
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This stimulating study considers how Charlotte Bronte's writings engage with a whole range of issues in their time. Through a series of new readings of ostensibly well-known texts, Heather Glen  Read more...

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