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Last Things: Emily Brontë's Poems

Janet Gezari

Abstract

Emily Brontë's poems are more frequently celebrated than read. Ironically, their very uniqueness and strangeness have made them less interesting to current feminist critics than other poetry written by Victorian women. This study reinstates Emily Brontë's poems at the heart of Romantic and Victorian concerns while at the same time underlining their enduring relevance for readers today. This book presents the poems as the achievement of a powerfully independent mind responding to its own inner experience of the world while seeking always an abrogation of human limits compatible with a stern mor ... More

Keywords: Emily Brontë, feminist, Victorian women, Romantic, Wuthering Heights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543298
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543298.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janet Gezari, author
Lucy Marsh Haskell ʼ19 Professor of English, Connecticut College