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Description - The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller

This intriguing 'afterlife' explores one of the great legends of literary history, beginning with Charlotte Bronte's first attempts to mould her own and her sisters' public image and following the Brontes through their many reincarnations at the hands of their biographers (as well as playwrights, filmmakers, novelists, choreographers and the designers of souvenir teatowels). Whether in its vividly drawn portrait of the ambiguous friendship between Charlotte and her first biographer, Mrs Gaskell, in its treatment of the bizarre excesses of the Bronte cult, or in its account of how each generation has reworked the story to fit its own preoccupations, this book gives vigorous new life to our understanding of the novelists and their place in our culture. The Bronte Myth is a bold attempt to unravel what Henry James described as 'the most complete intellectual muddle ever achieved on a literary question by our wonderful public'. Witty, erudite, and refreshingly unsentimental, it reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as it does about the Brontes themselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099287148
ISBN-10: 0099287145
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
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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