The Cambridge Companion to the Brontes
Edited by Heather Glen
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Cambridge Companion to the Brontes by Heather Glen
Book DescriptionThe extraordinary works of the three sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte have entranced and challenged scholars, students, and general readers for the past 150 years. This Companion offers a fascinating introduction to those works, including two of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century - Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights. In a series of original essays, contributors explore the roots of the sisters' achievement in early nineteenth-century Haworth, and the childhood 'plays' they developed; they set these writings within the context of a wider history, and show how each sister engages with some of the central issues of her time. The essays also consider the meaning and significance of the Brontes' enduring popular appeal. A detailed chronology and guides to further reading provide further reference material, making this a volume indispensable for scholars and students, and all those interested in the Brontes and their work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521770279
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Heather Glen
Heather Glen is senior lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge.
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