By putting the Brontes in dialogue with their earlier feminist counterparts, who were similarly accused of being qunsexed females, q we gain a new understanding of the feminist themes in Bronte literature, which include the themes of female companionship, of female passion, and of matrimonial misery. Additionally, we gain a new understanding of women novelists from the late eighteenth century, once popular, who have faded into the background of literary studies. What is most shocking, however, is the discovery that the Brontes were much less conservative than subsequent biographers would have us believe.Introduction to A Literature of Their Own, expanded ed. (1977; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999), xxiv. 9 Elaine Showalter, A Literature of Their Own, expanded ed. (1977; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999) 8. 10 Sandraanbsp;...
|Title||:||Bronte Novels and Their Early Feminist Companion Texts|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|