This innovative and critically acclaimed study successfully
challenges the traditional view that Charlotte Bronte existed in a
historical vacuum, by setting her work firmly within the context of
Victorian psychological debate. Based on extensive local research,
using texts ranging from local newspaper copy to the medical tomes
in the Reverend Patrick Bronte's library, Sally Shuttleworth
explores the interpenetration of economic, social, and
psychological discourse in the early and mid-nineteenth century,
and traces the ways in which Charlotte Bronte's texts operate in
relation to this complex, often contradictory, discursive
framework. Shuttleworth offers a detailed analysis of Bronte's
fiction, informed by a new understanding of Victorian constructions
of sexuality and insanity, and the operations of medical and
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||Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture, No. 7
||229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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