The Brontės: The Critical Heritage

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Miriam Allott
Psychology Press, 1995 - Reference - 475 pages

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.
The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.
Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.
The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.y

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION I
1
NOTE ON THE TEXT
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WILLIAM ARCHER BUTLER from an unsigned notice
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THACKERAY from a letter October 1847
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A w FONBLANQUB from an unsigned review
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j G LOCKHART from a letter December 1847
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From an unsigned review Christian Remembrancer April 1848
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MATTHEW ARNOLD Haworth churchyard Prams
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H F CHORLEY from an unsigned review Athenaeum July 1848
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ANNE BRONTE from the preface to the second edition July 1848
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From an unsigned review Examiner July 1848
254
From an unsigned review Literary World August 1848
257
E P WHIPPLE from Novels of the Season North American Review October 1848
261
From an unsigned review Sharpes London Magazine August 1848
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From an unsigned review Mr Bells New Novel Rambler September 1848
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CHARLES KINGSLEY from an unsigned review Frasers Magazine April 1849
269

GEORGE ELIOT from a letter June 1848
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MARY TAYLOR from a letter July 1848
93
JOHN EAGLES from an unsigned notice Blackwoods Magazine October 1848
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E P WHIPPLE from Novels of the Season North American Review October 1848
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EUGENE FORCADB from a review Revue des deux mondes October 1848
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ELIZABETH RiGBY from an unsigned review Quarterly Review December 1848
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JAMES LORIMER from an unsigned review North British Review August 1849
113
Shirley 1849
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From an unsigned review Atlas November 1849
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From an unsigned review Athenaeum November 1849
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A w FONBLANQUE from an unsigned review Examiner November 1849
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From an unsigned review Spectator November 1849
130
WILLIAM HOWITT from an unsigned review Standard of Freedom November 1849
133
From an unsigned review Weekly Chronicle November 1849
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From an unsigned review Britannia November 1849
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From an unsigned review Critic November 1849
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EUGENE FORBADE from an article Revue des deux mondes November 1849
142
CATHERINE w1NKWORTH from a letter December 1849
147
From an unsigned review The Times December 1849
148
From an unsigned review Frasers Magazine December 1849
152
Unsigned notice Church of England Quarterly Review January 1850
156
Unsigned notice Westminster Review January 1850
158
G H LEWES from an unsigned review Edinburgh Review January 1850
160
TOM ARNOLD from a letter August 1851
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Villette 1853
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From an unsigned review Examiner February 1853
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From an unsigned review Spectator February 1853
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From an unsigned review Athenaeum February 1853
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From an unsigned notice Guardian February 1853
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matthbw arnold from a letter April 1853
201
G h lbwbs from Ruth and Villette Westminster
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The novels ofEllis and Acton Bell 18478
217
From an unsigned review Douglas Jerrolds Weekly
227
From an unsigned notice of Wuthering Heights Literary
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Unsigned notice of Wuthering Heights Grahams Magazine
242
Unidentified review of Wuthering Heights c 1847
243
CHARLOTTE BRONTE on Ellis and Acton letters 18478
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E p WHIPPLE on Wuthering Heights from Novels of the Season North American Review October 1848
247
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1848
249
CHARLOTTE BRONTE on Anne Bronte September 1850
274
The Brontes in the 1850s
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SYDNEY DOBELL on Currer Bell and Wuthering Heights Palladium September 1850
277
Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey 1850 edition 81 CHARLOTTE BRONTE on Wuthering Heights 1850
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From an unsigned review Examiner December 1850
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?H F CHORLEY from an unsigned review Athenaeum December 1850
294
From an unsigned review Eclectic Review February 1851
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ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING letters 18503
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G ROSSETTI letter September 1854
300
HARRIET MARTINEAU obituary of Charlotte Bronte Daily News April 1855
301
Magazine May 1855
306
MARGARET OLiPHANT from an unsigned article Blackwoods Magazine May 1855
311
From an unsigned article Thackeray and Currer Bell Oxford and Cambridge Magazine June 1856
315
ELIZABETH GASKELL on The Professor letters 1856
318
PETER BAYNE Ellis Acton and Currer Bell Essays in Biography and Criticism 1857
321
Mrs Gaskells The Life of Charlotte Bronte 1857
329
JOHN SKBLTON from an unsigned review Frasers Magazine May 1857
331
CHARLES KINGSLEY letter May 1857
343
From an unsigned review of The Professor Athenaeum June 1857
344
w C ROSCOB from an unsigned review National Review June 1857
346
E s DALLAS from an unsigned review Blackwoods Magazine July 1857
358
From an unsigned review Christian Remembrancer July 1857
364
From CAROLINE POXS Journals July 1857
371
EMILB MONTBGUT from an article Revue des deux mondes July 1857
372
MARGARET SWEAT from an unsigned review North American Review October 1857
379
Judgments and opinions 185899
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QUBBN VICTORIA on Jane Eyre 1858 and 1880
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MARGARET OLIPHANT on sensational novels Blackwoods Magazine September 1867
390
From an unsigned article The life and writings of Emily Bronte Galaxy February 1873
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T w REID on the Brontes 1877
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SWINBURNE from Charlotte Bronte A Note 1877
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LESLIE STEPHEN on Charlotte Bronte Cornhill Magazine December 1877
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no PETER BAYNB on the Brontes 1881
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1n A MARY r ROBINSON The Origin of Wuthering
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SWINBURNE on Emily Bronte Athenaeum June 1883
438
ANTHONY TROLLOPE on Charlotte Bronte 1883
444
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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