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Myths of Power A Marxist Study of the Bront�s

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ISBN-10: 1403946981

ISBN-13: 9781403946980

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Terry Eagleton

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This book sets out to interpret the fiction of the Bronte sisters in light of a Marxist analysis of the historical conditions in which it was produced. Its aim is not merely to relate literary facts, but by a close critical examination of the novels, to find in them a significant structure of ideas and values which related to the Bronte s' ambiguous situation within the class system of their society. Its intention is to forge close relations between the novels, nineteenth-century ideology, and historical forces, in order to illuminate the novels themselves in a radically new perspective. When originally published in 1975 (second edition in 1988), it was the first full-length Marxist study…    
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List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Terry Eagleton received a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is a literary critic and a writer. He has written about 50 books including Shakespeare and Society, Criticism and Ideology, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, Literary Theory, The Illusions of Postmodernism, Why Marx Was Right, The Event of Literature, and Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America. He wrote a novel entitled Saints and Scholars, several plays including Saint Oscar, and a memoir entitled The Gatekeeper. He is also the chair in English literature in Lancaster University's department of English and creative writing.

Acknowledgements
New Introduction to the Reissue of the Second Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction
Jane Eyre
The Professor
Shirley
Villette
The Structure of Charlotte Bront�'s Fiction
Wuthering Heights
Anne Bront�
Notes
Index