Myths of Power: A Marxist Study of the Brontës

Myths of Power: A Marxist Study of the Brontës

by Terry Eagleton




In the 30 years since this work was first published, the reputation of Eagleton (now a professor of cultural theory at the U. of Manchester, UK) as one of the foremost Marxist literary theorists has only grown. In this work he deploys a Marxist-structural approach indebted to the work of Lucien Goldmann to readings of the Bronte sisters, seeking to bring together text, author, ideology, social class, and productive forces by the mediatory concept of categorical structure. Works that receive particular attention include Jane Eyre, The Professor, Shirley, Villette, and Wuthering Heights. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064918664
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 01/01/1975
Pages: 148

About the Author

Terry Eagleton is the author of nearly thirty books, including Shakespeare and Society (1967), The New Left Church (1968), Exiles and Emigrés (1970), Myths of Power (1975, second edition 1988), Marxism and Literary Criticism (1976), Literary Theory: An Introduction (1983), The Function of Criticism (1984), The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990), The Idea of Culture (2000), a memoir - The Gatekeeper (2002) - and his most recent, After Theory (2004). He is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Introduction to the Second Edition - Introduction to the First Edition - Jane Eyre - The Professor - Shirley - Villette - The Structure of Charlotte Bronte's Fiction - Wuthering Heights - Anne Bronte - Notes - Index

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