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The Companion to the Brontës


Essays by leading scholars explore the lives and tragic early deaths of the three Brontë sisters. They set two of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century :Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights, in the context of the other prose and poetry of the sisters, and trace the reputation of the Brontës through history. A detailed chronology and guides to further reading are included.


The Haworth context / Juliet Barker
'Our plays': the Brontë juvenilia / Carol Bock
The poetry / Angela Leighton
'Three distinct and unconnected tales': The professor, Agnes Grey and Wuthering heights / Stevie Davies
'Strong family likeness': Jane Eyre and The tenant of Wildfell Hall / Jill Matus
Shirley and Villette / Heather Glen
'Getting on': ideology, personality and the Brontë characters / Rick Rylance
Women writers, women's issues / Kate Flint
The Brontës and religion / John Maynard
The Brontë myth / Patsy Stoneman

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