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Nineteenth-Century Women at the Movies: Adapting Classic Women's Fiction to Film
     

Nineteenth-Century Women at the Movies: Adapting Classic Women's Fiction to Film

by Barbara Tepa Lupack (Editor)
 

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Even in Hollywood’s world of blockbusters and special effects, there continues to be interest in “quieter” adaptations based on the works of writers of other eras, especially the classic novels of nineteenth-century women. Those novels emphasize strong female protagonists, fine language, and sensitivity to social nuances.
   

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Even in Hollywood’s world of blockbusters and special effects, there continues to be interest in “quieter” adaptations based on the works of writers of other eras, especially the classic novels of nineteenth-century women. Those novels emphasize strong female protagonists, fine language, and sensitivity to social nuances.
    This volume’s twelve essays offer critical insights not only into the visions of the novelist and the filmmaker but also into contemporary cultural concerns. The adaptations of novels by eight popular writers are analyzied: Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Ouida, and George Eliot.

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Eleven essays analyze the adaptations of novels by eight popular writers such as Jane Austen and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and examine the ways in which those writers' themes are reinterpreted, updated and often misconstrued by the filmmakers who bring them to the screen. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879728069
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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