The Resource The Brontë myth, Lucasta Miller

The Brontë myth, Lucasta Miller

Label
The Brontë myth
Title
The Brontë myth
Statement of responsibility
Lucasta Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronte Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the Bronte's instantly became as famous as their shockingly passionate books. Soon after their deaths, their first biographer spun the sisters into a picturesque myth of family tragedies and Yorkshire moors. Ever since, these enigmatic figures have tempted generations of readers-Victorian, Freudian, feminist-to reinterpret them, casting them as everything from domestic saints to sex-starved hysterics. In her bewitching "metabiography," Lucasta Miller follows the twists and turns of the phenomenon of Bront-mania and rescues these three fiercely original geniuses from the distortions of legend
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
HHD
Dewey number
  • 823/.809
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4168
LC item number
.M49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Brontë myth, Lucasta Miller
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This edition originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2003"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface and acknowledgments -- To be for ever known -- Poor Miss Bronte -- Life into literature -- Angel in the house -- Secrets and psychobiography -- Fiction and feminism -- Interpreting Emily -- Woman worthy of being avoided -- Mystic of the Moors -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
57627321
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
xvi, 351 pages
Isbn
9781400078356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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