This edition in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series gathers together some of the best analyses of the Brontë sisters - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. Several works of the authors are examined, including the classics 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights'. This title includes a chronology, bibliography, and notes on the contributors, as well as an introductory essay by noted literary professor Harold Bloom.
CONTENTS Editor's Note Introduction (Harold Bloom) Slavery: Idée Fixe of Emily and Charlotte Brontë (Humphrey Gawthrop) “Escaping the body's gaol”: The Poetry of Anne Brontë (Alexandra Leach) “Almost my hope of heaven”: Idolatry and Messianic Symbolism in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (Essaka Joshua) Macauley's “Imperishable Empire” and “Nelly, I Am Heathcliffe” in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (K. C. Belliappa) Monsieur Heger: Critic or Catalyst in the Life of Charlotte Brontë? (Rebecca Fraser) The Brontës: Gothic Transgressor as Cattle Drover (James Reaney) Abuse, Silence, and Solitude in Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Meghan Bullock) Shakespeare and the Brontës (Paul Edmondson) In Defence of Madame Beck (Birgitta Berglund) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: What Anne Brontë Knew and What Modern Readers Don't (Joan Bellamy) Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, and the Meaning of Love (Susan Ostrov Weisser) Anne Lister and Lesbian Desire in Charlotte Brontë's Shirley (Anne Longmuir) “Addresses from the Land of the Dead”: Emily Brontë and Shelley (Patsy Stoneman) Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index