Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

by Mike Edwards
     
 
Charlotte Brontë's novels have retained a strong appeal for readers from her own time to the present day. Her rich and subtle writing rewards careful study, revealing a fine balance of comedy, romance, and passion, and touching on contemporary social realities. In this guide, detailed analysis of extracts shows how common-sense approaches can be used to reach

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Charlotte Brontë's novels have retained a strong appeal for readers from her own time to the present day. Her rich and subtle writing rewards careful study, revealing a fine balance of comedy, romance, and passion, and touching on contemporary social realities. In this guide, detailed analysis of extracts shows how common-sense approaches can be used to reach into the different layers of meaning in her writing. The author uses Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette to explore creatively the unique blend of realism and fantasy underlying the psychological power of the novels of Charlotte Brontë.

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Uses detailed analysis of extracts from the novels of Charlotte Bront<:e> to show how common-sense approaches can be used to reach into different layers of meaning in her writing. Readers are encouraged to participate in analysis, have confidence in their own responses, and explore creatively the unique blend of realism and fantasy underlying the psychological power of her novels. Novels examined are , , and . Includes a section on Bront<:e>'s life and work, and a comparison of major critical views. Edwards recently taught English at Crosskeys College, UK. Paper edition $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312223649
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Analysing Texts Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Edwards has wide experience in the teaching of English, most recently as Head of Humanities at Crosskeys College, and is now retired.

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