Chronology; Introduction Heather Glen; 1. The Haworth context Juliet Barker; 2. The Brontes' childhood writings Carol Bock; 3. The poetry of the Brontes Angela Leighton; 4. The Professor, Agnes Grey, and Wuthering Heights Stevie Davies; 5. Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Jill Matus; 6. Shirley and Villette Heather Glen; 7. Ideology, personality, and the Bronte characters Rick Rylance; 8. Women writing and publishing Kate Flint; 9. The Brontes and religion John Maynard; 10. The Bronte myth Patsy Stoneman; Guide to further reading.
Essays by leading scholars explore the works of the three Bronte sisters.
Heather Glen is senior lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge.
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