Charlotte Brontë

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.
Etching of Charlotte Brontë after a portrait by George Richmond, 1850. She is seen from the waist up, seated, with one elbow resting on a table, that hand holding a small book and the other on her lap, holding a handkerchief. She wears a flat ribbon round her neck, and a dark dress, buttoned in front, with lace trim on the sleeves and bodice. Her dark, smooth hair is pulled back and tied with a dark ribbon.
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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
Ann Radcliffe 's The Mysteries of Udolpho and Charlotte Brontë 's Jane Eyre have been cited as possible sources.
Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. Greenwood, 1989.
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
Edward Copeland thinks that this is the most challenging of LCB 's novels because of the complex interrelationship, in Delamere, between aristocratic pastimes, the arts, and the Whig aristocracy. He sees the amateur theatricals as...
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.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
Leclercq, Florence. Elizabeth Taylor. Twayne, 1985.
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...
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.
Byatt, A. S. The Game. Chatto and Windus, 1967.
Both web and serpent are ominous. This...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
She goes on to quote Johnson , Cowper , Emerson (with whose thought she engages in some detail), and many other canonical names. Among women she quotes from Mary Bosanquet Fletcher (a passage about communion...
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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