Standard Name: Brontë, Charlotte
Birth Name: Charlotte Brontë
Married Name: Mrs Arthur Bell Nicholls
Pseudonym: Currer Bell
Used Form: Charlotte Bronte
CB 's five novels, with their passionate explorations of the dilemmas facing nineteenth-century middle-class English women, have made her perhaps the most loved, imitated, resisted, and hotly debated novelist of the Victorian period.
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|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Margaret Oliphant||
MO attacks the sensation novel, a genre of fiction which she judges to be low in subject-matter (especially in its handling of sexual material), low in class connotations, and associated chiefly with women. Her idea...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Mary Augusta Ward|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||George Eliot||
GE discounts the puffery that women authors receive from critics, claiming that praise of women's work is in inverse proportion to their ability: But if they are inclined to resent our plainness of speech, we...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Elizabeth Rigby||
ER thought Jane and Rochester were singularly unattractive
and found the book's prose stamped with a coarseness of language and laxity of tone . . . . It is a very remarkable book: we...
Rigby, Elizabeth. “Review: Vanity Fair; Jane Eyre; Governesses’ Benevolent Institution: Report for 1847”. Quarterly Review, pp. 153 - 85.
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||A. S. Byatt|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Alice Meynell|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Margaret Kennedy||
Here Kennedy argues that entertainment and enjoyment are valuable aims for the novel. She maintains that the novelist is, in essence, a storyteller, but the storyteller-novelist has been excluded by a literary society that devalues...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Augusta Webster||
She omits reviews from this collection, but provides readers with an opportunity to consider literary topics. The Translation of Poetry argues that because [i]n poetry the form of the thought is part of the thought...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Frances Cornford||
Cornford dedicated the book to the memory of her old friend and mentor,
Sir Edward Marsh . She edited the book's contents, collecting, and in some cases revising, all the poems I wish to...
Cornford, Frances. Collected Poems. Cresset Press, 1954.
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Anne Thackeray Ritchie||
These pieces convey vividly personal memories of people, places, and events from her childhood, and the impact her famous writer father had on her early life. She writes: my memory is a sort of Witches'...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Marghanita Laski||
ML defines ecstasy as experiences that are joyful, transitory, unexpected, rare, valued, and extraordinary to the point of often seeming as if derived from a praeternatural source.
An ecstatic state is one in which...
Laski, Marghanita. Ecstasy: A Study of Some Secular and Religious Experiences. Cresset Press, 1961.
Hereafter, Gaskell escaped from Manchester, which increasingly wearied her, by going abroad at least once a year. She spent that summer travelling through London, Wales, and then back to France, this time to...
EG , wearied from a long year spent writing her biography of Charlotte Brontë , arrived in Rome for a holiday; she returned there several times in the next few years.
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber, 1993.
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