Charlotte Bronte: Legacies and Afterlives - Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)
  • Charlotte Bronte: Legacies and Afterlives - Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)
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Charlotte Bronte: Legacies and Afterlives - Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 10/07/2017
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Charlotte Bronte: legacies and afterlives is a timely reflection on the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Bronte's life and work. The new essays in this volume, which cover the period from Bronte's first publication to the twenty-first century, explain why her work has endured in so many different forms and contexts. This book brings the story of Charlotte Bronte's legacy up to date, analysing the intriguing afterlives of characters such as Jane Eyre and Rochester in neo-Victorian fiction, cinema, television, the stage and, more recently, on the web. Taking a fresh look at 150 years of engagement with one of the best-loved novelists of the Victorian period, from obituaries to vlogs, from stage to screen, from novels to erotic makeovers, this book reveals the author's diverse and intriguing legacy. Engagingly written and illustrated, the book will appeal to both scholars and general readers.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781784992460
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'To remind oneself of just how provisional even the most "definitive" treatments of Bronte's life and work inevitably turn out to be, you have only to turn to Charlotte Bronte: legacies and afterlives, edited by Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne. Here you will find an account of the dizzyingly varied ways in which scholars and creative practitioners have metabolized Bronte's work in the decades since her death before returning it to the world, transformed.' Kathryn Hughes, TLS January 2018 'The book begins with a scrupulous and detailed account of actual and conjectural pictures of Bronte . I cannot think of another artist whose appearance has received so much attention. What is the difference between the continuing life of works of art and the continuing life of an artist? What difference does it make to that continuing life when the artist is a woman? . Most of the essays in part 1 focus on the "afterlife" part of this collection, and are thoughtful, scholarly, and consistently attentive to what it now means to study a Victorian cult writer in relation to the history of her reception and to contemporary concerns.' Janet Gezari, Connecticut College, Victorian Studies, Volume 61, Number 1, Autumn 2018 -- .

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