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The Bront Cabinet Three Lives In Nine Objects

Author : Deborah Lutz
ISBN : 9780393246735
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An intimate portrait of the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters, drawn from the objects they possessed. In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries, Victorian literature scholar Deborah Lutz illuminates the complex and fascinating lives of the Brontës through the things they wore, stitched, wrote on, and inscribed. By unfolding the histories of the meaningful objects in their family home in Haworth, Lutz immerses readers in a nuanced re-creation of the sisters' daily lives while moving us chronologically forward through the major biographical events: the death of their mother and two sisters, the imaginary kingdoms of their childhood writing, their time as governesses, and their determined efforts to make a mark on the literary world. From the miniature books they made as children to the blackthorn walking sticks they carried on solitary hikes on the moors, each personal possession opens a window onto the sisters' world, their beloved fiction, and the Victorian era. A description of the brass collar worn by Emily’s bull mastiff, Keeper, leads to a series of entertaining anecdotes about the influence of the family’s dogs on their writing and about the relationship of Victorians to their pets in general. The sisters' portable writing desks prove to have played a crucial role in their writing lives: it was Charlotte's snooping in Emily’s desk that led to the sisters' first publication in print, followed later by the publication of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Charlotte's letters provide insight into her relationships, both innocent and illicit, including her relationship with the older professor to whom she wrote passionately. And the bracelet Charlotte had made of Anne and Emily's intertwined hair bears witness to her profound grief after their deaths. Lutz captivatingly shows the Brontës anew by bringing us deep inside the physical world in which they lived and from which their writings took inspiration.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Relics Of Death In Victorian Literature And Culture

Author : Deborah Lutz
ISBN : 9781316240717
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nineteenth-century Britons treasured objects of daily life that had once belonged to their dead. The love of these keepsakes, which included hair, teeth, and other remains, speaks of an intimacy with the body and death, a way of understanding absence through its materials, which is less widely felt today. Deborah Lutz analyzes relic culture as an affirmation that objects held memories and told stories. These practices show a belief in keeping death vitally intertwined with life - not as memento mori but rather as respecting the singularity of unique beings. In a consumer culture in full swing by the 1850s, keepsakes of loved ones stood out as non-reproducible, authentic things whose value was purely personal. Through close reading of the works of Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, and others, this study illuminates the treasuring of objects that had belonged to or touched the dead.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Bront S

Author : Charlotte Brontë
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Features: * illustrated with more than 200 good quality images; the novels are illustrated with photographs and illustrations. * All the poetry of Emily and Anne Brontë, with proper formatting * Every book has its own contents table. * Includes ‘Emma’, Charlotte Brontë’s unfinished novel. * Includes letters of Charlotte Brontë (in Charlotte Brontë and her Circle) * Includes Branwell Brontë's poetry (in The Brontë Family) * Includes the poetry of Patrick Brontë, father of the Brontë sisters * Includes Elizabeth Gaskell's official biography of Charlotte Bronte * Includes a complete set of major scholarly and authoritative books about the Bronte ranging from 1877 to 1914. CONTENTS : Novels Charlotte Brontë 1846 : The Professor 1847 : Jane Eyre 1849 : Shirley 1853 : Villette 1854 : Emma (A Fragment) Emily Brontë 1846 : Wuthering Heights Anne Brontë 1846 : Agnes Grey 1847 : The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Poems 1811 : Cottage Poems, by the Rev. Patrick Brontë, B.A. 1846 : Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell 1850 : Selection from the literary remains of Ellis and Acton Bell. 1908 : The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë 1920 : The Complete Poems of Anne Brontë Official Biography : 1857 : The Life of Charlotte Brontë, vol I, by Elizabeth Gaskell 1857 : The Life of Charlotte Brontë, vol II, by Elizabeth Gaskell Major books about the Brontës : 1877 : Charlotte Brontë, by Wemyss Reid 1883 : Emily Brontë, by A. Mary F. Robinson 1886 : The Brontë Family vol I, by Francis A. Leyland 1886 : The Brontë Family vol II, by Francis A. Leyland 1896 : Charlotte Brontë and her Circle, by Clement K. Shorter 1912 : The Three Brontës, by May Sinclair 1914 : The secret of Charlotte Brontë, by Frederika Macdonald. Short Critical Studies : 1902 : Charlotte Brontë, by G.K. Chesterton 1903 : The Challenge of the Brontë, by Edmund Gosse 1916 : Emily Brontë, by Arthur Symons 1916 : Emily Brontë, by G. Arnold Shaw 1916 : Charlotte Brontë, by Elbert Hubbard 1918 : Charlotte and Emily Brontë, by Alice Meynell

The Bronte Myth

Author : Lucasta Miller
ISBN : 9780307428202
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté 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 Brontés 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Brontes

Author : Christine Nelson
ISBN : 1785510606
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* An elegant publication that provides an intimate portrait of a family of writers, drawing on the rich Bront� collection of the Morgan Library & Museum * A comprehensive array of manuscripts, rare printed books, personal documents and private letters to present a striking history of a remarkable family* Accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan Library, New York, from September 2016 - January 2017 The Bront�s of Haworth were a prodigiously imaginative literary family. From the earliest manuscripts of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne - written with a quill pen in a minuscule hand designed to mimic the printed page - to explosive novels, such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, written in adulthood by Emily and Charlotte, the family's writings continue to fascinate. This elegantly designed, fully illustrated publication provides an intimate portrait of a singular family of writers through the manuscripts, rare printed books, personal documents, and private letters preserved in the Bront� collection of the Morgan Library & Museum, one of the world's finest. It accompanies a major exhibition at the Morgan from 9 September 2016 to 2 January 2017.

The Dangerous Lover

Author : Deborah Lutz
ISBN : 9780814210345
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The Dangerous Lover takes seriously the ubiquity of the brooding romantic hero - his dark past, his remorseful and rebellious exile from comfortable everyday living. Deborah Lutz traces the recent history of this figure, through the melancholy iconoclasm of the Romantics, the lost soul redeemed by love of the Brontes, and the tormented individualism of twentieth-century love narratives. The Dangerous Lover is the first book-length study of this pervasive literary hero; it also challenges the tendency of sophisticated philosophical readings of popular narratives and culture to focus on male-coded genres. In its conjunction of high and low literary forms, this volume explores new historical and cultural framings for female-coded popular narratives."--BOOK JACKET.
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Jane Eyre

Author : Charlotte Brontë
ISBN : UOM:39015039284099
Genre : Charity-schools
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James Baldwin

Author : Jules B. Farber
ISBN : 9781455620951
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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We Told You So

Author : Tom Spurgeon
ISBN : 9781606999332
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.
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The Secret History Of Jane Eyre How Charlotte Bront Wrote Her Masterpiece

Author : John Pfordresher
ISBN : 9780393248883
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The surprising hidden history behind Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Why did Charlotte Brontë go to such great lengths on the publication of her acclaimed, best-selling novel, Jane Eyre, to conceal its authorship from her family, close friends, and the press? In The Secret History of Jane Eyre, John Pfordresher tells the enthralling story of Brontë’s compulsion to write her masterpiece and why she then turned around and vehemently disavowed it. Few people know how quickly Brontë composed Jane Eyre. Nor do many know that she wrote it during a devastating and anxious period in her life. Thwarted in her passionate, secret, and forbidden love for a married man, she found herself living in a home suddenly imperiled by the fact that her father, a minister, the sole support of the family, was on the brink of blindness. After his hasty operation, as she nursed him in an isolated apartment kept dark to help him heal his eyes, Brontë began writing Jane Eyre, an invigorating romance that, despite her own fears and sorrows, gives voice to a powerfully rebellious and ultimately optimistic woman’s spirit. The Secret History of Jane Eyre expands our understanding of both Jane Eyre and the inner life of its notoriously private author. Pfordresher connects the people Brontë knew and the events she lived to the characters and story in the novel, and he explores how her fecund imagination used her inner life to shape one of the world’s most popular novels. By aligning his insights into Brontë’s life with the timeless characters, harrowing plot, and forbidden romance of Jane Eyre, Pfordresher reveals the remarkable parallels between one of literature’s most beloved heroines and her passionate creator, and arrives at a new understanding of Brontë’s brilliant, immersive genius.
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