The Brontes

Author: Professor Miriam Allott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136173811
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women and Literature in Britain 1800 1900

Author: Joanne Shattock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659574
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.

The Bront s in Context

Author: Marianne Thormählen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139851179
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Very few families produce one outstanding writer. The Brontë 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 Brontë 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 Brontë 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 Brontës in Context shows how the Brontës' fiction interacts with the spirit of the time, suggesting reasons for its enduring fascination.

Reading the Nineteenth century Novel

Author: Alison Case
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631231431
Format: PDF
Download Now
This text offers students and teachers a close analysis of nineteenth-century novels by ten major authors: Austen, Eliot, Scott, Thackeray, Gaskell, Dickens, Trollope, Braddon, and the Brontë sisters. Examines a wide range of nineteenth-century novels - Persuasion, Middlemarch, The Heart of Midlothian, Vanity Fair, Mary Barton, Bleak House, The Warden, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre Explores significant theoretical approaches such as Foucauldian, Postcolonial, Bakhtinian, and feminist criticism Employs an “appreciative” model of criticism, sparking a renewed interest in engaging with Victorian aesthetics on its own terms Offers an overview of the social, economic, and political change that influenced the fiction of the time

Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Bronte
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781535456142
Format: PDF
Download Now
In 1801, Lockwood, a wealthy man from the South of England who is seeking peace and recuperation, rents Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire. He visits his landlord, Heathcliff, who lives in a remote moorland farmhouse, Wuthering Heights. There Lockwood finds an odd assemblage: Heathcliff seems to be a gentleman, but his manners are uncouth; the reserved mistress of the house is in her mid-teens; and a young man seems to be a member of the family, yet dresses and speaks as if he is a servant. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Nelly consents, and Lockwood writes down his recollections of her tale in his diary; these written recollections form the main part of Wuthering Heights. Thirty years earlier, the owner of Wuthering Heights is Mr Earnshaw, who lives with his teenage son Hindley and his daughter Catherine. On a trip to Liverpool Earnshaw encounters a homeless boy, described as a "dark-skinned gypsy in aspect". He adopts the boy and names him Heathcliff. Hindley feels that Heathcliff has supplanted him in his father's affections and becomes bitterly jealous. Catherine and Heathcliff become friends, and spend hours each day playing on the moors. They grow close. Mr. Earnshaw grows to prefer Heathcliff to his own son, and when Hindley continues his cruelty to Heathcliff, Mr. Earnshaw sends Hindley away to college, keeping Heathcliff nearby. Three years later Earnshaw dies and Hindley becomes the landowner; he is now master of Wuthering Heights. He returns to live there with his new wife, Frances. He allows Heathcliff to stay but only as a servant. The rest of the story is about: - Hindley begins his slide into alcoholism. - Catherine becomes engaged to Edgar Linton and Heathcliff leaving Wuthering Heights. - Heathcliff and Isabella elope ; Catherine becomes ill with brain fever and young Catherine is born late in the year; Catherine dies. - Hindley's death and Heathcliff inheriting Wuthering Heights. - Young Catherine meets Hareton and visits Wuthering Heights for the first time - Heathcliff dies and Lockwood learns that Hareton and Cathy plan to marry on New Year's Day. As he gets ready to leave, he passes the graves of Catherine, Edgar and Heathcliff, and pauses to contemplate the quiet of the moors. The story of Wuthering Heights is told through flashbacks recorded in diary entries, and events are often presented out of chronological order-Lockwood's narrative takes place after Nelly's narrative, for instance, but is interspersed with Nelly's story in his journal. Nevertheless, the novel contains enough clues to enable an approximate reconstruction of its chronology, which was elaborately designed by Emily Bront�. One of the great classics that has been widely read by many, many people all over the world. Scroll Up and Get Your Copy!Titbits:Emily Jane Bront� (30 July 1818 - 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily Bront� never knew the extent of fame she achieved with her one and only novel, Wuthering Heights, as she died a year after its publication, aged 30. Lady Susan by Jane Austenhttps://www.createspace.com/6398116 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austenhttps://www.createspace.com/6425513 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austenhttps://www.createspace.com/6428190 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austenhttps://www.createspace.com/6428537

Nineteenth century British Women Writers

Author: Abigail Burnham Bloom
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304392
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
British women writers of the 19th century were a remarkably talented, diverse, and prolific group. While some of these writers, such as Jane Austen and George Eliot, have long been recognized for their contributions, many others have been overlooked. This reference guide includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 90 British women writers of the 19th century. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.