The Bronte Myth
By (author) Lucasta Miller
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Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller
Book DescriptionSince 1857, hardly a year has gone by without some sort of Bronte 'biography' appearing. These range from pious accounts in Victorian conduct books to Freudian pyschobiographies, from plays, films and ballets to tourist brochures and images on tea-towels, from sensation-seeking penny-a-liners to meticulous works of sober scholarship. Each generation has rewritten the Brontes to reflect changing attitudes - towards the role of the woman writer, towards sexuality, towards the very concept of personality. The Bronte Myth gives vigorous new life to our understanding of the novelists and their culture and Lucasta Miller reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Brontes themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099287148
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Lucasta Miller
Dr Lucasta Miller is the author of The Bronte Myth and a literary journalist whose work has appeared in a wide number of publications, especially the Guardian. She is Beaufort Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford 2015-2016 and lives in London with the tenor Ian Bostridge and their two children.
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