Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology

Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology

eBook - 1996
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Charlotte Brontë's fiction is examined in the context of Victorian constructions of psychology, sexuality, and insanity.
This ground-breaking study successfully challenges the traditional tendency to regard Charlotte Brontë as having existed in a historical vacuum. Using texts ranging from local newspapers to medical tomes belonging to the Brontës, Sally Shuttleworth explores Victorian constructions of psychology, sexuality and insanity, and traces the ways in which Charlotte Brontë's texts operate in relation to this complex framework. Shuttleworth offers a reading of Brontë's fiction informed by a new understanding of the psychological debates of her time.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780585099217
0585099219
9780511582226
0511582226
0521551498
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 289 p.) : ill

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