Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing (Victorian Literature & Culture)

Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing (Victorian Literature & Culture)

By: Linda H. Peterson (author)Paperback

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Arguing that women's autobiography does not represent a singular separate tradition but instead embraces multiple lineages, this work explores the poetics and politics of these diverse forms of life writing. It analyses the polemical ""Autobiography"" of Harriet Martineau and ""Personal Recollections"" of Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, the missionary memoirs that challenge Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and the romantic autobiographies of the poet and poetess that Barrett Browning reconstructs in ""Aurora Leigh"". It also covers the professional stories of Margaret Oliphant and her contemporaries, and the Brontean and Eliotian bifurcation of Mary Cholmondeley's memoirs.

About Author

Linda H. Peterson is Professor of English and Chair of the English department at Yale University. She is author of Victorian Autobiography: The Tradition of Self-Interpretation and general editor of The Norton Reader, ninth and tenth editions.

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  • ISBN13: 9780813920603
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780813920603
  • ISBN10: 0813920604

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