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The Resource Charlotte Brontë and the storyteller's audience, by Carol Bock

Charlotte Brontë and the storyteller's audience, by Carol Bock

Label
Charlotte Brontë and the storyteller's audience
Title
Charlotte Brontë and the storyteller's audience
Statement of responsibility
by Carol Bock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This intelligent study offers a new and appreciative understanding of Charlotte Bronte as a narrative artist. With care and precision, Bock counters the prevailing view of Bronte's fiction as unconsciously confessional, clearly showing her persistent concern with the reader's collaborative role in the storytelling experience. Bock begins with an examination of the creative milieu at Haworth, where Bronte initially gained an understanding of her craft, and continues with a look at Bronte's relationship with her first audience, Branwell, Emily, and Anne, as well as the influence of her early readings in Scott, Byron, and Blackwood's Magazine. Bronte's juvenile tales are used to describe the model of storytelling that she conceptualized during these formative years - a model which reflects her belief that author and reader meet on the border of actuality and imagination in order to pursue the truths that narrative fiction can contain. Individual chapters discuss the motif of reading and storytelling in The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette and consider the narrative methods which characterize Bronte's relationship with her readers in each of these novels. Bock traces Bronte's development as a storyteller from an early struggle to reconceptualize her audience as she tried to enter the literary marketplace with The Professor to, in her final novel, Villette, a complex acknowledgment of the ways truth may be encompassed - contained, named, and observed - in fictional narrative and a hopeful account of the creative event in which readers and writers participate. Charlotte Bronte and the Storyteller's Audience also includes a history of the critical reception of Bronte's novels, pointing out some of the interpretive constraints by which the practice of reading her fiction as unconscious confession has limited our understanding of her narrative skill and literary concerns
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bock, Carol
Dewey number
823/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Women and literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Storytelling in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Charlotte Brontë and the storyteller's audience, by Carol Bock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Storytelling at Haworth -- The professor's audience: the private circle and "The public at large" -- The political arts of reading and storytelling in Jane Eyre -- Storytelling and the multiple audiences of Shirley -- Encompassing the truth: Lucy Snowe as interpretant
Control code
ocm44959600
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587290190
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959600
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Charlotte Brontë and the storyteller's audience, by Carol Bock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Storytelling at Haworth -- The professor's audience: the private circle and "The public at large" -- The political arts of reading and storytelling in Jane Eyre -- Storytelling and the multiple audiences of Shirley -- Encompassing the truth: Lucy Snowe as interpretant
Control code
ocm44959600
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587290190
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959600
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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