Jane Eyre's American daughters : from The wide, wide world to Anne of Green Gables : a study of marginalized maidens and what they mean / John Seelye

Author(s): Seelye, John D
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Subjects: Life of Charlotte Brontë
Anne of Green Gables
Wide, wide world
Jane Eyre
American fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
Women in literature
Canadian fiction--English influences
American fiction--English influences
Women and literature--North America
Marginality, Social, in literature
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, Life of Charlotte Brontë
Montgomery, L. M Anne of Green Gables
Warner, Susan, Wide, wide world
Brontë, Charlotte, Jane Eyre
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865. Life of Charlotte Brontë
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942. Anne of Green Gables
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855--Appreciation--North America
Warner, Susan, 1819-1885. Wide, wide world
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855--Influence
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Newark : University of Delaware Press, 2005
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: 368 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Pt. 1. Charlotte's web
1. What's that noise up in the attic? : Bronte breathes new life into dead forms 19
2. All the rage : repressed anger fuels the plot 42
3. A man on horseback : (per)versions of the masculine 62
Pt. 2. Sleeping and other beauties
4. A sentimental education : Susan Warner's The wide, wide world and the Christian crux 91
5. Painful matters : the wide, wide underworld in Warner's story and its sequel, Elsie Dinsmore 113
6. Whispers from the dark : Louisa May Alcott and the Brontean connection 139
7. The mad girl in the attic : rebellion as a fine art in Little women 162
8. The glad boy in the castle : Frances Hodgson Burnett and the Brontean (dis)connection 191
9. The sad girl in the attic : Bronte's little Emma transmigrated as Sara Crewe 219
10. The glad girl in the garden : Frances Hodgson's spiritual autobiography 235
11. The bad girl in the garden : a rose is more than a rose in Burnett's green world 253
12. Lighting Aladdin's lamp : Kate Douglas Wiggin adds laughter to the sentimental continuity 274
13. Love stories : Jean Webster's epistolary experiment in education and eros 303
14. Kissing Cinderella goodbye : unfairytale elements in Pollyanna and Anne of Green Gables 325
Notes: LCCN: 2004021290
ISBN: 0874138868 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-353) and index
OCLC Number: 56535157
ISBN/ISSN: 0874138868