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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|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Waters||
SW puts in puts in something like a regular work day when writing, but keeps going to all hours when re-writing. Despite her success, she still finds the process largely torture. And yet [s]tarting...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Rhoda Broughton||
A Fool in Her Folly (which is strongly reminiscent of A Beginner, 1894) features a twenty-year-old protagonist who begins to write in secret, inspired by Guy Livingstone (by George Alfred Lawrence , to whom...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Henry James|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Annie Keary||
In this book a little girl who gets hold of Brontë 's Jane Eyre from the adult shelves and reads it in secret is felt to be doing a very unsuitable as well as a...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Barrett Browning||
The poem relates in Aurora's first-person blank-verse narrative the story of her childhood and young adulthood. The child of an English father and Italian mother, orphaned young and brought up as a member of the...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Karen Gershon||
This is a book about Inge's loves: her lost, buried love for her parents, her all-consuming love for her brother (to whom she feels deeply, inherently inferior), her love for baby Georgie (who, after they...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Lady Charlotte Bury|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Stella Gibbons||
SG 's characters are amusing caricatures of socialites, intellectuals, and rustics. Flora's city friend, the modern young widow Mrs Smiling, for instance, has a large collection of suitors and an even larger collection of brassières...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Taylor||
Palladian presents a thick weave of literary allusions.
As its title implies, this novel is set in a country house dating back to the eighteenth century. Just as the title suggests the English...
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
Leclercq, Florence. Elizabeth Taylor. Twayne, 1985.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ann Bridge||
At about twelve Mary Anne Sanders (later AB ) was meeting eminent scholars at dinner, because her businessman father, who had to leave the house early in the morning, insisted against convention on even his...
|Intertextuality and Influence||George Eliot||
Much feminist interest in the novel has centered on the relationship between Felix and Esther Lyon and the novel's treatment of the relationship between women and the public sphere. The book is in many ways...
|Intertextuality and Influence||A. S. Byatt||
Charlotte Brontë 's poem We wove a web in childhood appears as epigraph, along with a sentence from Coleridge about the serpent as emblem of the imagination.
Both web and serpent are ominous. This...
Byatt, A. S. The Game. Chatto and Windus, 1967.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Mary Ann Kelty|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Patricia Beer||
PB produces a cryptic comment on the popular notion of literary androgyny in Transvestism in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë. Belatedly, she says, she has realised that the most important question in the novels...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anne Thackeray Ritchie||
The heroine's friend, foil, and rival in love, Reine Chrétien is an unusual character in Victorian fiction insofar as she is self-sufficient yet passionate, French, of peasant stock and an actively working woman, but also...
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