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Jane Eyre's American Daughters.

Jane Eyre's American Daughters

John Seelye

University of Delaware Press

c/o Associated University Presses

2010 Eastpark Boulevard, Cranbury, NJ 08512

0874138868 $57.50

Here's another pick for the college-level literary student; particularly those studying Charlotte Bronte's influence on North American writers. The focus is on 'marginalized maidens' from such writings and works by L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Douglas Wiggin and more shows that Bronte's Gothic romance style in America was hard-hitting. It was Elizabeth Gaskill's biography of her author friend Charlotte which fueled much of the image of Bronte and attracted young readers in America--which in turn would inspire them to write novels to appeal to the same audience. An in-depth study reveals both literary and psychological influences.
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Publication:California Bookwatch
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Date:Apr 1, 2006
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