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The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes

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Overview

Essays by leading scholars explore the lives and tragic early deaths of the three Brontë sisters. They set two of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century :Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights, in the context of the other prose and poetry of the sisters, and trace the reputation of the Brontës through history. A detailed chronology and guides to further reading are included.

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"This single volume is invaluable for four-year college libraries... because the book covers all the basic areas of Bronte study and everthing a college student needs to know. Highly Recommended." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521779715
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Glen is senior lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction Heather Glen; 1. The Haworth context Juliet Barker; 2. The Brontës' childhood writings Carol Bock; 3. The poetry of the Brontës Angela Leighton; 4. The Professor, Agnes Grey, and Wuthering Heights Stevie Davies; 5. Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Jill Matus; 6. Shirley and Villette Heather Glen; 7. Ideology, personality, and the Brontë characters Rick Rylance; 8. Women writing and publishing Kate Flint; 9. The Brontës and religion John Maynard; 10. The Brontë myth Patsy Stoneman; Guide to further reading.

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