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Bronte Myth

ISBN-10: 1400078350
ISBN-13: 9781400078356
Edition: 2001
Authors: Lucasta Miller
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Description: In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the Brontés instantly became as famous as their shockingly passionate books. Soon after their deaths, their first biographer spun the sisters into a picturesque myth of family tragedies and Yorkshire moors. Ever since, these enigmatic figures have tempted generations of readers–Victorian, Freudian, feminist–to reinterpret them, casting them as everything from domestic saints to sex-starved hysterics. In her bewitching “metabiography,” Lucasta Miller follows the twists and turns of the phenomenon of Bront-mania and rescues these three fiercely original geniuses from the distortions of legend.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
To Be for Ever Known
Poor Miss Bronte
Life into Lieterature
The Angel in the House
Secrets and Psychobiography
Fiction and Feminism
Interpreting Emily
A Woman Worthy of Being Avoided
The Mystic of the Moors
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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