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Epilogue

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has come to be customary to read Villette as the story of Lucy Snowe: a self-defensive character, a ‘constitutionally nervous’ individual, ‘a nobody and a somebody’, an exemplary figure of ... More


‘Entirely bewildered’: Villette and History (1)

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After the expansive social landscape and the flexible third-person narrative of Shirley, Villette seems oppressively constricted. Here, more extremely than in any of Charlotte Brontë's previous ... More


The Prism of Pain: Villette and History (2)

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Lucy Snowe's narrative poses a distinctive challenge to that gospel of effectiveness and well-being being publicly celebrated and ostentatiously proclaimed in the England in which Villette was ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Merrick

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about is France during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This book examines the relation of homosexuality and the Enlightenment ... More


The Marquis de Villette and Mademoiselle de Raucourt: Representations of Male and Female Sexual Deviance in Late Eighteenth-century France

Jeffrey Merrick

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines representations of male and female sexual deviance in France during the late 18th century, focusing on the lives and experiences of Marquis de Villette and Mademoiselle de ... More


The Thrill of the Fight: Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines two intensely psychological stories of women whose lives appear to be damaged and even destroyed by the forces of sexual repression: Charlotte Brontë's Villette (1853) and Eliza ... More


Present endings: rethinking closure in the Victorian novel

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

in Discovering Gilgamesh: Geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780719090516
eISBN:
9781781706466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090516.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how the modes of narrative closure in the nineteenth-century novel changed with the discoveries of different models of deep time.


Pain and Privacy in Villette

Rachel Ablow

in Victorian Pain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shifts away from politics to the novel, yet remains focused on pain's ability to configure the relation of the subject to the social. Specifically, this chapter argues that Charlotte ... More


Brontë countries: nation, gender and place in the literary landscapes of Haworth and Brussels

Charlotte Mathieson

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter assesses the legacy of Charlotte Brontë as it is bound up with a legacy of place. It seeks to reassert the overlooked afterlife of Brontë in Brussels through analyses of literary ... More


The legacy of Lucy Snowe: reconfiguring spinsterhood and the Victorian family in inter-war women’s writing

Emma Liggins

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces women writers’ reinterpretations and re-workings of Charlotte Brontë’s ‘feminist voice’ between 1910 and 1940, considering political and auto/biographical writing by Virginia ... More


Hunger, rebellion and rage: adapting Villette

Benjamin Poore

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the critical fortunes and adaptation history of Charlotte Brontë’s final novel, Villette. It suggests that the critical reappraisal of Villette came too late in the twentieth ... More


First Person: Charlotte Brontë’s Suspended Animation

Elisha Cohn

in Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190250041
eISBN:
9780190250065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250041.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that Charlotte Brontë’s first-person novel Villette (1853) challenges the structure of the Bildungsroman by invoking yet disregarding phrenology’s discourse of self-culture. ... More


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