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The Resource "We are three sisters" : self and family in the writing of the Brontës, Drew Lamonica

"We are three sisters" : self and family in the writing of the Brontës, Drew Lamonica

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"We are three sisters" : self and family in the writing of the Brontës
Title
"We are three sisters"
Title remainder
self and family in the writing of the Brontës
Statement of responsibility
Drew Lamonica
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In "We Are Three Sisters," Drew Lamonica focuses on the role of families in the Brontes' fictions of personal development, exploring the ways in which their writings recognize the family as defining community for selfhood." "Drawing on extensive primary sources, including works by Sarah Ellis, Sarah Lewis, Ann Richelieu Lamb, Harriet Martineau, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Gaskell, Lamonica examines the dialogic relationship between the Brontes' novels and a mid-Victorian domestic ideology that held the family to be the principal nurturer of subjectivity. Using a sociohistorical framework, "We Are Three Sisters" shows that the Brontes' novels display a heightened awareness of contemporary female experience and the complex problems of securing a valued sense of self-hood not wholly dependent on family ties."--Jacket
  • "While biographers have widely acknowledged the importance of family relationships to Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë and to their writing processes, literary critics have yet to give extensive consideration to the family as a subject of the writing itself. In 2We Are Three Sisters,3 Drew Lamonica focuses on the role of families in the Brontës{u2019} fictions of personal development, exploring the ways in which their writings recognize the family as a defining community for selfhood. Drawing on extensive primary sources, including works by Sarah Ellis, Sarah Lewis, Ann Richelieu Lamb, Harriet Martineau, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Gaskell, Lamonica examines the dialogic relationship between the Brontës{u2019} novels and a mid-Victorian domestic ideology that held the family to be the principal nurturer of subjectivity. Using a sociohistorical framework, 2We Are Three Sisters3 shows that the Brontës{u2019} novels display a heightened awareness of contemporary female experience and the complex problems of securing a valued sense of selfhood not wholly dependent on family ties. These chapters also introduce the Brontës{u2019} early collaborative writings, showing that the sisters{u2019} shared interest in the family{u2019}s formative role arose from their own experience as a family of authors. Lamonica also examines the seldom-recognized influences of Patrick and Branwell Brontë on the development of the sisters{u2019} writing. Of the numerous studies on the Brontës, comparatively few consider all seven novels, and no previous study has undertaken to examine the Brontës{u2019} writing in the context of mid-Victorian ideas regarding the family{u2014}its relationships, roles, and responsibilities. Lamonica explores in detail the various constructions of family in the sisters{u2019} novels, concluding that the Brontës were attuned to complexities; they were not polemical writers with fixed feminist agendas. The Brontës disputed the promotion of the family as the exclusive site for female development, morality, and fulfillment, without ever explicitly denying the possibility of domestic contentment. In doing so, the Brontës continue to challenge our readings and our understanding of them as mid-Victorian women. 2We Are Three Sisters3 is an important addition to the study of these fascinating women and their novels."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1973-
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Lamonica, Drew
Dewey number
823/.809
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4169
LC item number
.L36 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Autobiography in literature
  • Sisters in literature
  • Families in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë, Anne
  • Brontë family
  • Yorkshire (England)
Label
"We are three sisters" : self and family in the writing of the Brontës, Drew Lamonica
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-254) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family as context and content -- The Victorian context : self, family, and society -- The family context : writing as sibling relationship -- Jane Eyre : the pilgrimage of the "poor orphan child" -- Wuthering heights : the boundless passion of Catherine Earnshaw -- Agnes Grey and the tenant of Wildfell Hall : lessons of the family -- The professor and Shirley : industrial pollution of family relations and values -- Villette : authorial regeneration and the death of the family -- Life after Villette
Control code
50693592
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780826214362
Lccn
2002015365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
"We are three sisters" : self and family in the writing of the Brontës, Drew Lamonica
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family as context and content -- The Victorian context : self, family, and society -- The family context : writing as sibling relationship -- Jane Eyre : the pilgrimage of the "poor orphan child" -- Wuthering heights : the boundless passion of Catherine Earnshaw -- Agnes Grey and the tenant of Wildfell Hall : lessons of the family -- The professor and Shirley : industrial pollution of family relations and values -- Villette : authorial regeneration and the death of the family -- Life after Villette
Control code
50693592
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780826214362
Lccn
2002015365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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