Myths of Power : A Marxist Study of the Brontes, Paperback / softback Book

Myths of Power : A Marxist Study of the Brontes Paperback / softback


Myths of Power - Anniversary Edition sets out to interpret the fiction of the Bronte sisters in light of a Marxist analysis of the historical conditions in which it was produced.

Its aim is not merely to relate literary facts, but by a close critical examination of the novels, to find in them a significant structure of ideas and values which related to the Brontes' ambiguous situation within the class-system of their society.

Its intention is to forge close relations between the novels, nineteenth-century ideology, and historical forces, in order to illuminate the novels themselves in a radically new perspective.

When originally published in 1975 (second edition in 1988), it was the first full-length Marxist study of the Brontes and is now reissued to celebrate 30 years since its first publication.

It includes a new Introduction by Terry Eagleton which reflects on the changes which have happened in Marxist literary criticism since 1988, and situates this reissue of the second edition in current debates.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 148 pages, XXIX, 148 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781403946980

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