Brontë, Anne

  • Elizabeth LanglandEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02721-6_23-1

Definition

In the 29 short years of her life, Anne Brontë produced a substantial volume of work: a corpus of poems and two published novels. It is a remarkable accomplishment, made more significant by the increasing maturity and sophistication of the work as Brontë hones her themes, style, structure, and narrative technique. And over the past several decades, growing critical appreciation of Brontë’s artistry and the radical, often feminist, subject matter she engages has enabled Anne Brontë to emerge from the shadow of her sisters, Charlotte and Emily, as a major novelist in her own right.

Introduction

In the 29 short years of her life, Anne Brontë produced a substantial volume of work: a corpus of poems and two published novels. It is a remarkable accomplishment, made more significant by the increasing maturity and sophistication of the work as Brontë hones her themes, style, structure, and narrative technique.

For a long time, Anne was almost an afterthought in critical discussions...

Keywords

Bildungsroman Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë William Cowper Fiction Governess Narrative technique Thomas Newby Novel Poetry Professionalism Religion Smith, Elder and Co The woman question Victorian literature Wesleyan methodism Women writers 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Emily Morris
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  1. 1.St. Thomas More College, University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada