Charlotte Bronte: The Imagination in History
By (author) Heather Glen
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Charlotte Bronte: The Imagination in History by Heather Glen
Book DescriptionThis stimulating study of Charlotte Bronte's novels draws on extensive original research in a range of early Victorian writings, on subjects ranging from women's day-dreaming to sanitary reform, from the Great Exhibition to early Victorian religious thought. It is not, however, merely a study of context. Through a close consideration of the ways in which Bronte's novels engage with the thinking of their time, it offers a powerful argument for the "literary" as a distinctive mode of intelligence, and reveals a Charlotte Bronte more alert to her historical moment and far more aesthetically sophisticated than she has usually been taken to be. The study will be of interest not only to students of Victorian literature and society, but also to those literary critics and theorists who are beginning to reconsider the nature of the aesthetic and its relation to ideology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198187615
(241mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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