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Published: 15 October 2008

304 Pages | 13 halftones

ISBN: 9780199536665

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The Brontës (Authors in Context)

Patricia Ingham

Oxford World's Classics

  • Part of the Authors in Context series within Oxford World's Classics, The Brontës is a lively, accessible, and critically topical exploration of the novels of the three Brontë sisters in relation to the age in which they lived, and in modern contexts such as film and television.
  • The book traces the origins of novels such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights in the juvenile writings of the Brontës, and in relation to social class, gender, nationality, the mind, religion, and politics and in so doing provides an historical overview and a critically up-to-date one-volume guide for students at all levels.
  • The final chapter examines the twentieth-century's remaking of the novels and their authors in film and television adaptations.
  • Includes a chronology of the family, further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.