Imperialism, Reform And The Making Of Englishness In Jane Eyre

Hardcover | June 15, 2008

bySue Thomas

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This new study demonstrates the precision of Brontë's historical setting of Jane Eyre. Thomas addresses the historical worlding of Brontë and her characters, mapping relations of genre and gender across the novel's articulation of questions of imperial history and relations, reform, racialization and the making of Englishness.

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This new study demonstrates the precision of Brontë's historical setting of Jane Eyre. Thomas addresses the historical worlding of Brontë and her characters, mapping relations of genre and gender across the novel's articulation of questions of imperial history and relations, reform, racialization and the making of Englishness.

SUE THOMAS is Professor of English at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of The Worlding of Jean Rhys, co-author with Ann Blake and Leela Gandhi of England through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction, and compiler of Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952): A Bibliography, and has published extensively on Ninetee...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.65 × 5.65 × 0.62 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230554253

ISBN - 13:9780230554252

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Introduction * Christianity and the State of Slavery  * The Tropical Extravagance of Bertha Mason  * Monstrous Martyrdom and the "Overshadowing Tree" of Philanthropy * The Ferment of Restlessness * Playing Jane Eyre at the Victoria Theatre in 1848 * An 1859 CaribbeanReworking ofJane Eyre * Appendix 1: Timeline * Notes * Works Cited  * Works Consulted * Index

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"Thomas provides additional support for Victorianists working on the intersection between empire, religious discourse, and literature and brings a careful eye to a variety of lesser-known source materials well worth study." —Annette M. Van, Central Methodist University