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Charlotte Bronte and the Mysteries of Love: Myth and Allegory in Jane Eyre

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This illustrated study looks at Jane Eyre 'in terms of the culture from which it sprang'. Charlotte Brontë was a highly educated writer. By extensive research into her reading, and close attention to the text of Jane Eyre, Imlay interprets the novel as a brilliant reworking of the classical fairy-tale Cupid and Psyche.

Brontë used the story, related to the Platonic mystery
Paperback, 230 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Imlay Publications (first published November 1st 1989)
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La Petite Américaine
Refreshing new insight on the best writer ever.
I knew Jane Eyre was a fairytale, but it's interesting to have it linked with specific archetypes like cupid and psyche. In a few areas I thought Imlay was stretching a bit- like linking Jane Eyre with Pythagoras and sacred geometry.
Jan Cole
Feb 15, 2012 Jan Cole is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This is the most intriguing, thought-provoking & surprising book I've ever read. It is helpful for the reader to have previous knowledge of the cultural background used by Elizabeth Imlay in constructing her argument. If you don't have this, take time to read up on it (using the book's bibliography.)All who are interested in how Bronte's own reading, cultural milieu & personal experience worked with her intellect and creative imagination to produce the great classic 'Jane Eyre', will fin ...more
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