A Stranger Within the Gates

A Stranger Within the Gates

Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Irishness

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Kathleen Constable's ambitious work A Stranger Within the Gates investigates fully Bront 's Irish heritage and the way in which it is reflected in her literary endeavours, including Jane Eyre and Shirley. Constable draws on primary sources to illuminate the relations of Ireland and England, then gives a conclusive literary background of the Bront family. An analysis of both Bront 's juvenile and mature pieces reveals the persistence of Irish characters, Irish nouns, and Irish narrative elements that, Constable argues, point to Bront 's Irish consciousness. The use of mask and theater in Jane Eyre is discussed as an anti-colonial construct within the Victorian novel. Finally, Constable places Jane Eyre in the Big House literary tradition. Together, the four sections of this work aim to connect otherwise separate and unrelated fields of literary study: the Victorian Novel and the Irish experience.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2000
ISBN: 9780761817772
0761817778
9780761817765
076181776X
Characteristics: xvi, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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