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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Author Charlotte Brontë
ISBN-10 0333657039
Release 1996
Pages 646
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Includes the text, and five critical essays, each written from a differing, contemporary perspective

Biography A Very Short Introduction

Biography  A Very Short Introduction Author Hermione Lee
ISBN-10 9780199533541
Release 2009-07-09
Pages 170
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Biographies are one of the most popular and best-selling of the literary genres. Why do people like them? What does a biography do and how does it work? This Very Short Introduction examines different types of biographies, why certain people and historical events arouse so much interest, and how they are compared with history and fiction.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9781438114613
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 100
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Discusses the writing of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Bronte s Jane Eyre

Bronte s Jane Eyre Author Zoe Brennan
ISBN-10 9781441121134
Release 2010-10-21
Pages 160
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An accessible guide to Jane Eyre that explores its literary and historical contexts and discusses its critical reception.

Jane Eyre s American Daughters

Jane Eyre s American Daughters Author John D. Seelye
ISBN-10 0874138868
Release 2005
Pages 368
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Jane Eyre's American Daughters is about the influence of Charlotte Bronte's romance on North American writers, including Susan Warner, Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Jean Webster, Eleanor Porter, and L M Montgomery. John Seelye demonstrates that the reception of Bronte's Gothic romance in America was filtered through Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of the author, published shortly after her friend's death in 1855. A sentimental classic in its day, Gaskell's book promoted an image of Charlotte as a long-suffering creative genius with high moral standards. Her biography necessarily overlooked Bronte's obsessive love for her Belgian professor. Constantin Heger, an older and married man. Though Heger did not return Charlotte's affection, he was the model for the lovers in Bronte's novels, including the passionate, adulterous Edward Rochester, who inspired censorious reviews questioning the moral character of the author when Jane Eyre was published in 1847, a reputation that Gaskell's biography successfully countered.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Author Charlotte Bronte
ISBN-10 0679641181
Release 2000-10-31
Pages 704
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Jane Eyre is a wildly emotional romance, with a lonely heroine and a tormented Byronic hero, pathetic orphans, dark secrets, and a mad-woman in the attic. When it was published in 1847 it was a great popular success. The power of the writing, the masterly handling of narrative, and the boldly realistic style were much admired. But when Currer Bell, the pseudonymous author, was revealed to be Charlotte Bronte, a young woman from a bleak Yorkshire parsonage, critics were disapproving. Jane Eyre is full of erotic tension, passion, and irony. These were not qualities encouraged in Victorian women writers, and Jane Eyre was an 'immoral production' to more than one contemporary. For late-twentieth-century readers, however, the book is an astonishing paradigm of feminist writing. At its heart is the assertion that a woman has the right to be independent, and its insistence on that fact and on the equality of the sexes makes it a truly revolutionary work of art.

The Adytum of the Heart

The Adytum of the Heart Author Patricia H. Wheat
ISBN-10 0838634435
Release 1992
Pages 123
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Discussions of Charlotte Bronte typically focus on the psychological, biographical, and social forces underpinning her fiction. This book, by contrast, emphasizes the conscious artistry of the author of Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette. Patricia Wheat suggests that Bronte's writing can be better understood by an examination of her literary criticism. She traces Bronte's comments on literature from lists of favorite childhood authors through years of responding to advice from G. H. Lewes and publishers George Smith and W. S. Williams, to later editorial efforts such as the reading of novels by Thackeray and Martineau in manuscript, and the editing of the works of Emily and Anne Bronte. The central characters in Bronte's fiction have moments when they gain insight into the character of people whose personalities had previously puzzled them. Similarly, Wheat argues, the gate way for Bronte to the "adytum of the heart," the innermost room of the artist's soul, was the novel. The experience a reader undergoes when perusing a new novel parallels the spiritual probing of Bronte's central characters when they meet other characters. The reader's task, like that of a Bronte heroine, is to look beneath the surface. To Bronte, every true work of art, when rightly understood, was a marriage between Jane and Rochester, between the reader and the author. The Adytum of the Heart examines in detail Bronte's commentary on three famous novels--Pride and Prejudice, Vanity Fair, and Wuthering Heights--and relates each to Bronte's own fiction. The book reconstructs the similarities G. H. Lewes must have noted between Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice, applying Bronte's critical terminology to pinpoint what she saw as Austen's limitations. Wheat's reading of Bronte's handwritten letters enables her to uncover errors and omissions in printed editions. The kindest words Bronte ever wrote about Jane Austen are published here for the first time, tempering the usual pitting of Austen's "restraint" against Bronte's "passion." Another chapter defines the characteristics Bronte valued in Thackeray's work, and identifies echoes of Vanity Fair in Shirley. Wheat also suggests that Bronte's initial admiration for Thackeray--and her dedication of the second edition of Jane Eyre to him--may have been sparked by publishers' ideas for gaining Bronte a wider readership. Finally, Wheat demonstrates how Bronte defended Wuthering Heights not only in her preface to it, but also in Villette, which she began immediately alter rereading her sister's masterpiece. The book includes a chronology of Bronte's readings and literary activities, and an appendix listing the library locations of many of her widely scattered letters.

Aldous Huxley a biographical introduction

Aldous Huxley  a biographical introduction Author Philip Malcolm Waller Thody
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000984337
Release 1973
Pages 144
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For senior school and university students.

Victoriana Histories Fictions Criticism

Victoriana   Histories  Fictions  Criticism Author Cora Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780748628186
Release 2007-02-14
Pages 184
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A series of astute critical reflections on our enduring fascination with all things Victorian. In this book Cora Kaplan looks at the politics of Victorians from the 1970s to the present, a politics that emerges from the alternation between nostalgia and critique in fiction, film, biography and literary studies. She asks how Jane Eyre can still evoke tears and rage, as well as inspiring imitation and high art, and why Henry James has become fiction's favourite late Victorian character in the new millennium? Victorians, the book argues, has developed a modern history of its own in which we can trace the shifting social and cultural concerns of the last few decades. Through the constant interrogation of history in such innovative works as John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman, A.S. Byatt's Possession, David Lodge's Nice Work, Peter Ackroyd's Dickens, Jane Campion's The Piano, Colm Toibin's The Master, Sarah Waters's Fingersmith, Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty and Julian Barnes's Arthur and George, 'Victoriana' maps out a very particular postmodern temporality.

Ibsen s Prose Dramas Biographical introduction The league of youth Tr by William Archer The pillars of society Tr by William Archer A doll s house Tr by william Archer

Ibsen s Prose Dramas  Biographical introduction  The league of youth  Tr  by William Archer  The pillars of society  Tr  by William Archer  A doll s house  Tr  by william Archer Author Henrik Ibsen
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858007559374
Release 1890
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Ibsen s Prose Dramas Biographical introduction The league of youth Tr by William Archer The pillars of society Tr by William Archer A doll s house Tr by william Archer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ibsen s Prose Dramas Biographical introduction The league of youth Tr by William Archer The pillars of society Tr by William Archer A doll s house Tr by william Archer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ibsen s Prose Dramas Biographical introduction The league of youth Tr by William Archer The pillars of society Tr by William Archer A doll s house Tr by william Archer book for free.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Author Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, inc
ISBN-10 0030234581
Release 1989-06
Pages 525
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Jane Eyre has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jane Eyre also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jane Eyre book for free.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era  1760 1850 Author Christopher John Murray
ISBN-10 1579584225
Release 2004
Pages 1277
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Review: "Written to stress the crosscurrent of ideas, this cultural encyclopedia provides clearly written and authoritative articles. Thoughts, themes, people, and nations that define the Romantic Era, as well as some frequently overlooked topics, receive their first encyclopedic treatments in 850 signed articles, with bibliographies and coverage of historical antecedents and lingering influences of romanticism. Even casual browsers will discover much to enjoy here."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Warren Hastings a biography

Warren Hastings  a biography Author Lionel James Trotter
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B679327
Release 1925
Pages 302
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Margaret O Brien

Margaret O Brien Author Allan R. Ellenberger
ISBN-10 9781476604015
Release 2000
Pages 253
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Among Hollywood's child stars are some talented children, normal and pleasant who find fame in film. Margaret O'Brien is one; her career began in 1941. The fresh-faced moppet quickly became a sensation and won the 1944 Academy Award for Outstanding Child Actress. As Adele in Jane Eyre (1944) and Beth in Little Women (1949), Margaret endeared herself to millions. Despite the strain of growing up on screen, O'Brien continues to perform today. This reference work details O'Brien's remarkable and varied career on stage, screen, and television: it includes a biography and a complete listing of all her film, radio, stage, and television appearances, as well as references to her in magazines and newspapers. Each entry includes complete production information, as well as reviews and behind-the-scenes commentary. Included are forewords by Robert Young and O'Brien herself, who provided much of the information in this book. Dozens of photos, including many from O'Brien's personal collection, illustrate the text and show the varied stages of a career that includes both famous roles and famous friendships.

The Essence of the Brontes

The Essence of the Brontes Author Muriel Spark
ISBN-10 9781847774705
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 328
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Muriel Spark always regarded the Brontës with a novelist's eye. As Boyd Tonkin argues in his lively introduction, written for this new edition, the Brontës inspired Spark at the very beginning of her own career, but not in a straightforward way. Through her critical and biographical work on the Brontës Spark identified not only their achievements but also their flaws and failings, and thereby began to define, as Tonkin puts it, her own best route'. As she herself said, in a piece recorded for the BBC at Emily Brontë's grave in 1961, I was fascinated by [Emily's] creative mind because it's so entirely alien to my own'. This book, first published in 1993, collects Spark's essays on the Brontës, her selection of their letters and of Emily's poetry. Evident throughout are Spark's critical intelligence, dry wit, and refusal to sentimentalise – qualities that gave her own novels their particular appeal. At the same time, The Essence of the Brontës is Muriel Spark's tribute to the sisters whose talents placed them on a stage from where they could hypnotize their own generation and, even more, posterity'.

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism Author Rey Chow
ISBN-10 9780231504485
Release 2002-12-06
Pages 224
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In late-capitalist Western society, cross-ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine. Yet, according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow, the notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self-contradictory, straddling as it does an uneasy boundary between a universalist rhetoric of inclusion on the one hand, and actual, lived experiences of violence and intolerance on the other. To drastically reconceptualize ethnicity in the contemporary world, Chow proposes that it be examined in conjunction with Max Weber's famous theory about the Protestant work ethic and capitalism, which holds that secular belief in salvation often collaborates effectively with the interpellation, disciplining, and rewarding of subjects constituted by specific forms of labor. The charged figure that results from such a collaboration, resonant with the economic, psychological, and spiritual implications of the word "protest, " is what she refers to as the protestant ethnic. Chow explores the vicissitudes of cross-ethnic representational politics in a diverse range of texts across multiple genres, including the writings of Georg Lukacs, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson, Etienne Balibar, Charlotte Brontë, Garrett Hongo, John Yau, and Frantz Fanon; the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Marguerite Duras, and Alain Resnais; and the cartoon drawings of Larry Feign. Tracing out hauntingly familiar scenarios from stereotyping and coercive mimeticism to collective narcissistic abjection, the rise of white feminist racial power, and intraethnic ressentiment, Chow articulates a series of interlocking critical dialogues that challenge readers into hitherto unimagined ways of thinking about an urgent topic.

War for the Oaks

War for the Oaks Author Emma Bull
ISBN-10 9781466804234
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 336
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Acclaimed by critics and readers on its first publication in 1987, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Emma Bull's War for the Oaks is one of the novels that has defined modern urban fantasy. Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, more than her own survival is at risk—and her own preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point. By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that's as much about this world as about the other one. It's about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.