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The Cambridge Companion to the Brontës

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Heather Glen, Juliet Barker, Carol Bock, Angela Leighton, Stevie Davies, Jill Matus, Rick Rylance, Kate Flint, John Maynard, Patsy Stoneman
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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521779715

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  • 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.

    • Comprehensive and stimulating guide to the life and work of the Brontë sisters
    • Takes innovative comparative approach, setting the two great novels Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights in the context of the other novels and poems of the three sisters
    • Reflects latest research on the Brontës' life, work, and myth, in text and in chronology and guides to further reading
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    "This single volume is invaluable for four-year college libraries... because the book covers all the basic areas of Bronte study and everthing a college student needs to know. Highly Recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521779715
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editor

    Heather Glen, University of Cambridge
    Heather Glen is senior lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge.


    Heather Glen, Juliet Barker, Carol Bock, Angela Leighton, Stevie Davies, Jill Matus, Rick Rylance, Kate Flint, John Maynard, Patsy Stoneman

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