The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes

The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes

by Heather Glen
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Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes

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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ISBN-13: 9780521779715
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 950,346
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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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