The Brontes and Education
By (author) Marianne Thormahlen
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Brontes and Education by Marianne Thormahlen
Book DescriptionAll the seven Bronte novels are concerned with education in both senses, that of upbringing as well as that of learning. The Bronte sisters all worked as teachers before they became published novelists. In spite of the prevalence of education in the sisters' lives and fiction, however, this was the first full-length book on the subject when it was published in 2007. Marianne Thormahlen explores how their representations of fictional teachers and schools engage with the intense debates on education in the nineteenth century, drawing on a wealth of documentary evidence about educational theory and practice in the lifetime of the Brontes. This study offers much information both about the Brontes and their books and about the most urgent issue in early nineteenth-century British social politics: the education of the people, of all classes and both sexes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521832892
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marianne Thormahlen
Brontes in Context, Paperback (August 2014)
Crammed with information, The Brontes in Context shows how the Brontes' fiction interacts with the spirit of the time.
Brontes and Education, Paperback (July 2011)
A 2007 exploration of how the Brontes' fiction engages with the intense debates on education in the nineteenth century.
Rochester, Paperback (March 2006)
A major new study of the notorious Restoration rake-poet, set in his intellectual context.
Brontes and Religion, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Marianne Thormahlen
The first full-length study of the topic, drawing on nineteenth-century doctrinal, ethical and ecclesiastical debates.
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Author Biography - Marianne Thormahlen
Marianne Thormahlen is Professor of English Literature at Lund University, Sweden.
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