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The Brontës and Religion
This is the first full-length study of religion in the fiction of the Brontes. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the Anglican church in the nineteenth century, Marianne Thormahlen shows how the Brontes' familiarity with the contemporary debates on doctrinal, ethical and ecclesiastical issues informs their novels. Divided into four parts, the book examines denominations, do ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 20th 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published November 3rd 1995)
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Far and away the most useful resource for anyone interested in the theological context of the Brontes' fiction. The only text of its kind when published in 1999, Thormahlen's book has been followed by a decade of renewed (or new?) interest in the relationship between Christianity and the Brontes' fiction. Still, Thormahlen's book is the best one-stop text to refresh any Bronte reader's memory of, or more significantly,introduce for the first time, the significance Christian doctrine, church poli ...more