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Title The Brontės in context [electronic resource] / edited by Marianne Thormählen.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Description xxxiv, 388 p. : ill., maps, portraits.
Series Literature in context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Chronology; Introduction / Marianne Thormählen; Part I. Places, Persons and Publishing: 1. Haworth in the time of the Brontės / Michael Baumber; 2. Domestic life at Haworth Parsonage / Ann Dinsdale; 3. Northern-England locations associated with the Brontės' lives and works / Ann Dinsdale; 4. The father of the Brontės / Dudley Green; 5. A mother and her substitutes: Maria Bronte (née Branwell), Elizabeth Branwell and Margaret Wooler / Bob Duckett; 6. Patrick Branwell Brontė / Victor A. Neufeldt; 7. Charlotte Brontė / Dinah Birch; 8. Emily Brontė / Lyn Pykett; 9. Anne Brontė / Maria Frawley; 10. Friends, servants and a husband / Stephen Whitehead; 11. The Brontės' sibling bonds / Drew Lamonica Arms; 12. Juvenilia / Christine Alexander; 13. The Brussels experience / Sue Lonoff; 14. The Brontė correspondence / Margaret Smith; 15. Portraits of the Brontės / Jane Sellars; 16. The poetry of the Brontės / Janet Gezari; 17. Literary influences on the Brontės / Sara J. Lodge; 18. The Brontės' way into print / Linda H. Peterson; 19. Reading the Brontės: their first audiences / Stephen Colclough; Part II. Scholarship, Criticism, Adaptations and Translations: 20. Brontė biography: a survey of a genre / Tom Winnifrith; 21. Mid-nineteenth-century critical responses to the Brontės / Miriam Elizabeth Burstein; 22. Brontė scholarship and criticism, 1920-1970 / Herbert Rosengarten; 23. Brontė scholarship and criticism, approx. 1970-2000 / Sara J. Lodge; 24. Current trends in Brontė criticism and scholarship / Alexandra Lewis; 25. Adaptations, prequels, sequels, translations / Patsy Stoneman; Part III. Historical and Cultural Contexts: 26. Religion / David Jasper; 27. The philosophical-intellectual context / Stephen Prickett; 28. Education / Dinah Birch; 29. Art and music / Christine Alexander; 30. Natural history / Barbara T. Gates; 31. Politics / Simon Avery; 32. Newspapers and magazines / Joanne Shattock; 33. Agriculture and industry / Marianne Thormählen with Steven Wood; 34. Transport and travel / Edward Chitham; 35. Law / Ian Ward; 36. Class / Elizabeth Langland; 37. Careers for middle-class women / Elizabeth Langland; 38. Marriage and family life / Marianne Thormählen; 39. Dress / Birgitta Berglund; 40. Sexuality / Jill L. Matus; 41. Physical health / Janis McLarren Caldwell; 42. Mental health / Janis McLarren Caldwell; Further reading; Index.
Summary "Very few families produce one outstanding writer. The Brontė family produced three. The works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne remain immensely popular, and are increasingly being studied in relation to the surroundings and wider context that formed them. The forty-two new essays in this book tell 'the Brontė story' as it has never been told before, drawing on the latest research and the best available scholarship while offering new perspectives on the writings of the sisters. A section on Brontė criticism traces their reception to the present day. The works of the sisters are explored in the context of social, political and cultural developments in early-nineteenth-century Britain, with attention given to religion, education, art, print culture, agriculture, law and medicine. Crammed with information, The Brontės in Context shows how the Brontė fiction interacts with the spirit of the time, suggesting reasons for its enduring fascination"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Brontė family.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Thormählen, Marianne, 1949-
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780521761864
9781139844451 (e-book)

 
    
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