Austen, Eliot, Charlotte Bronte and the Mentor-Lover (Hardcover)

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This lucid and tightly-argued study uses the motif of the mentor-lover - embodying diverse permutations of sexual love, power and judgement - to explore, evaluate and compare the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bront and George Eliot as they contend with issues of sexuality, family, selfhood, freedom, conduct and gender. The figure also provides a means to probe their relationship to the reader as they become mentor-lovers through authorship, each eliciting a different form of love and electing a different style of instruction.

About the Author

PATRICIA MENON has taught English at Niagara College and at Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781403902597
ISBN-10: 1403902593
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2003
Pages: 217
Language: English