A Preface to the Brontes : Preface Books

A Preface to the Brontes : Preface Books

by Felicia Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582437636

ISBN-13: 9780582437630

Pub. Date: 08/21/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

Excellent introduction to the background of the four Brontes!

  • Outlines their lives and cultural background.
  • Explores important places and people in lives of the four Brontes and the effect on their writings.
  • Examines four of the Brontes' major works: Jane Eyre, Vilette, the Tennant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering

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Excellent introduction to the background of the four Brontes!

  • Outlines their lives and cultural background.
  • Explores important places and people in lives of the four Brontes and the effect on their writings.
  • Examines four of the Brontes' major works: Jane Eyre, Vilette, the Tennant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Heights
The Brontes are a literary phenomenon. The novels, poetry and prose of Emily, Charlotte, Anne and Branwell have made a lasting contribution to English literature. Their brief lives, marred by illness, violence, and early death, have added to their fascination. Felicia Gordon's account provides an excellent introduction to the life and works of the Brontes by examining in detail their bleak and isolated childhood and its effect on their writing, setting the Brontes' work clearly in the context of their times. This sympathetic account of the harsh lives the Brontes provides a fascinating and enlightening introduction to those wanting to read their works.

Felicia Gordon is at the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582437630
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/21/2000
Series:
Preface Series
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

Chronological Table.

Introduction.

I. THE BRONTES AND THEIR BACKGROUND.

1. A Parsonage Childhood.

2. The Path to Maturity.

3. The Deaths of Branwell, Emily and Anne.

4. Charlotte's Later Novels and Marriage.

II. CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND.

5. History and Politics.

6. Religion.

7. Reading and Literary Influences.

8. The Juvenilia.

9. The Brontes and the Visual Arts.

10. The Condition of Women Question.

III. CRITICAL SURVEY.

11. Jane Eyre (1847).

12. Villette (1853).

13. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848).

14. Emily Bronte's poetry.

15. Wuthering Heights.

16. Conclusion.

IV. REFERENCE SECTION.

Brief Biographies.

Further Reading.

General Index.

Index of Bronte Works.

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