Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad: Constructions and Deconstructions of National Identity

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Exploring the literary microcosm inspired by Bronte's debut novel, Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad focuses on the nationalistic stakes of the mythic and fairytale paradigms that were incorporated into the heroic female bildungsroman tradition. Jane Eyre, Abigail Heiniger argues, is a heroic changeling indebted to the regional, pre-Victorian fairy lore Charlotte Bronte heard and read in Haworth, an influence that Bronte repudiates in her last novel, Villette. While this heroic figure inspired a range of ...

Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad: Constructions and Deconstructions of National Identity 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472468611

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