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The Resource Louisa May Alcott & Charlotte Brontë : transatlantic translations, Christine Doyle

Louisa May Alcott & Charlotte Brontë : transatlantic translations, Christine Doyle

Label
Louisa May Alcott & Charlotte Brontë : transatlantic translations
Title
Louisa May Alcott & Charlotte Brontë
Title remainder
transatlantic translations
Statement of responsibility
Christine Doyle
Title variation
Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Brontë
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The work and life of British author Charlotte Bronte fascinated America's Louisa May Alcott throughout her own literary career." "In this comparative study, Christine Doyle explores some of the parallels and differences between the two writers' backgrounds as she traces specific references to Bronte and her work - not only in Alcott's children's fiction, but also in her novels for adults and "sensation fiction." Doyle compares the treatment of three themes important to both writers - spirituality, interpersonal relations, and women's work - showing how Alcott translated Bronte's British reserve and gender- and class-based repression into her own American optimism and progressivism." "Throughout her analysis, Doyle shows that Alcott responds as a uniquely American writer to the problems of American literature and life while never denying the powerful transatlantic influences exerted by Bronte. Doyle's work reflects a wide range of scholarship, solidly grounded in an understanding of the Victorian temperament, nineteenth-century British and American literature, and recent Alcott criticism and gives fuller voice to the multiple dimensions of Alcott as a nineteenth-century writer."--Jacket
  • "The work and life of British author Charlotte Bronte fascinated America's Louisa May Alcott throughout her own literary career." "In this comparative study, Christine Doyle explores some of the parallels and differences between the two writers' backgrounds as she traces specific references to Bronte and her work - not only in Alcott's children's fiction, but also in her novels for adults and "sensation fiction." Doyle compares the treatment of three themes important to both writers - spirituality, interpersonal relations, and women's work - showing how Alcott translated Bronte's British reserve and gender- and class-based repression into her own American optimism and progressivism." "Throughout her analysis, Doyle shows that Alcott responds as a uniquely American writer to the problems of American literature and life while never denying the powerful transatlantic influences exerted by Bronte. Doyle's work reflects a wide range of scholarship, solidly grounded in an understanding of the Victorian temperament, nineteenth-century British and American literature, and recent Alcott criticism and gives fuller voice to the multiple dimensions of Alcott as a nineteenth-century writer."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Christine
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1018
LC item number
.D69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and literature
  • Feminist fiction
  • American fiction
  • Feminism in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Brontë, Charlotte
Label
Louisa May Alcott & Charlotte Brontë : transatlantic translations, Christine Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-197) 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
  • 3.
  • The Inner Life: Self and Spirit.
  • 4.
  • The Consociate Life: Self and Others.
  • 5.
  • The Professional Life: Self and Work.
  • Conclusions and Considerations: "But Is She Any Good?"
  • pt. 1.
  • Undisguised Affinities: Lives and Works.
  • 1.
  • Transatlantic Ties: The "Dear Girls" of Haworth and Concord.
  • 2.
  • Adoption and Adaptation: Writing under the Influence
  • pt. 2.
  • Subtler Ties: Themes.
Control code
42913687
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9781572330832
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99050721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Louisa May Alcott & Charlotte Brontë : transatlantic translations, Christine Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-197) 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
  • 3.
  • The Inner Life: Self and Spirit.
  • 4.
  • The Consociate Life: Self and Others.
  • 5.
  • The Professional Life: Self and Work.
  • Conclusions and Considerations: "But Is She Any Good?"
  • pt. 1.
  • Undisguised Affinities: Lives and Works.
  • 1.
  • Transatlantic Ties: The "Dear Girls" of Haworth and Concord.
  • 2.
  • Adoption and Adaptation: Writing under the Influence
  • pt. 2.
  • Subtler Ties: Themes.
Control code
42913687
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9781572330832
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99050721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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