The Brontes and Religion
By (author) Marianne Thormahlen
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Brontes and Religion by Marianne Thormahlen
Book DescriptionThis is the first full-length study of religion in the fiction of the Brontes. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the Anglican church in the nineteenth century, Marianne Thormahlen shows how the Brontes' familiarity with the contemporary debates on doctrinal, ethical and ecclesiastical issues informs their novels. Divided into four parts, the book examines denominations, doctrines, ethics and clerics in the work of the Brontes. The analyses of the novels clarify the constant interplay of human and Divine love in the development of the novels. While demonstrating that the Brontes' fiction usually reflects the basic tenets of Evangelical Anglicanism, the book emphasises the characteristic spiritual freedom and audacity of the Brontes. Lucid and vigorously written, it will open up new perspectives for Bronte specialists and enthusiasts alike on a fundamental aspect of the novels greatly neglected in recent decades.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521604574
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-May-2004
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.
Rethinking Modernism, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by Marianne Thormahlen
Including analyses of individual texts, writers and processes, this work challenges the concept of modernism and provides a useful bibliographical inventory of modernist literature.
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