Three Brontes

Three Brontes

by Emily Brontë
     
 
Three noteworthy works by the remarkable mid-19th Century British sisters Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte: "Wuthering Heights" (Emily Bronte, 1847), "Jane Eyre" (Charlotte Bronte, 1847), and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (Anne Bronte, 1848). In a preface Charlotte says, "Averse to personal publicity, we veiled our own names under those of Currer, Ellis, and Acton

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Three noteworthy works by the remarkable mid-19th Century British sisters Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte: "Wuthering Heights" (Emily Bronte, 1847), "Jane Eyre" (Charlotte Bronte, 1847), and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (Anne Bronte, 1848). In a preface Charlotte says, "Averse to personal publicity, we veiled our own names under those of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell; the ambiguous choice being dictated by a sort of conscientious scruple at assuming Christian names positively masculine, while we did not like to declare ourselves women, because - without at that time suspecting that our mode of writing and thinking was not what is called 'feminine' - we had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice; we had noticed how critics sometimes use for their chastisement the weapon of personality, and for their reward, a flattery which is not true praise."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013968387
Publisher:
InfoStrategist.com
Publication date:
11/24/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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