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The Resource Jane Eyre's fairytale legacy at home and abroad : constructions and deconstructions of national identity, Abigail Heiniger

Jane Eyre's fairytale legacy at home and abroad : constructions and deconstructions of national identity, Abigail Heiniger

Label
Jane Eyre's fairytale legacy at home and abroad : constructions and deconstructions of national identity
Title
Jane Eyre's fairytale legacy at home and abroad
Title remainder
constructions and deconstructions of national identity
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Heiniger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring the literary microcosm inspired by Brontë's debut novel, Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad focuses on the nationalistic stakes of the mythic and fairytale paradigms that were incorporated into the heroic female bildungsroman tradition. Jane Eyre, Abigail Heiniger argues, is a heroic changeling indebted to the regional, pre-Victorian fairy lore Charlotte Brontë heard and read in Haworth, an influence that Brontë repudiates in her last novel, Villette. While this heroic figure inspired a range of female writers on both sides of the Atlantic, Heiniger suggests that the regional aspects of the changeling were especially attractive to North American writers such as Susan Warner and L.M. Montgomery who responded to Jane Eyre as part of the Cinderella tradition. Heiniger contrasts the reactions of these white women writers with that of Hannah Crafts, whose Jane Eyre-influenced The Bondwoman's Narrative rejects the Cinderella model. Instead, Heiniger shows, Crafts creates a heroic female bildungsroman that critiques fairytale narratives from the viewpoint of the obscure, oppressed workers who remain forever outside the tales of wonder produced for middle-class consumption. Heiniger concludes by demonstrating how Brontë's middle-class American readers projected the self-rise ethic onto Jane Eyre, miring the novel in nineteenth-century narratives of American identity formation." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heiniger, Abigail
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4167.J5
LC item number
H45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Rezeption
Label
Jane Eyre's fairytale legacy at home and abroad : constructions and deconstructions of national identity, Abigail Heiniger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Faery and the Beast in Jane Eyre: Brontë's New Fairy Tale -- Eve's Legacy: Redemption and Writing a New Mother in Brontë's European Progeny -- The American Cinderella: A New Fit for Jane Eyre -- Jane Eyre's Lost Slipper: Worlding the Counterintuitive Brontë Effect in America -- Conclusion: Postcolonial Echoes of Cinderella
Control code
929985327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781472468611
Lccn
2015038124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189713
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)929985327
Label
Jane Eyre's fairytale legacy at home and abroad : constructions and deconstructions of national identity, Abigail Heiniger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Faery and the Beast in Jane Eyre: Brontë's New Fairy Tale -- Eve's Legacy: Redemption and Writing a New Mother in Brontë's European Progeny -- The American Cinderella: A New Fit for Jane Eyre -- Jane Eyre's Lost Slipper: Worlding the Counterintuitive Brontë Effect in America -- Conclusion: Postcolonial Echoes of Cinderella
Control code
929985327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 176 pages
Isbn
9781472468611
Lccn
2015038124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026189713
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)929985327

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