The Brontës and education / Marianne Thormählen.
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- ISBN: 9780511290244
- ISBN: 0511290241
- ISBN: 9780511287008
- ISBN: 0511287003
- ISBN: 0511289642
- ISBN: 9780511289644
- ISBN: 9780511484940
- ISBN: 0511484941
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 304 pages)
- Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press, 2007.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-292) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The education of the people -- The improvement of the mind -- Household education versus school training -- Parents and children -- Professional educators in the home -- Schools and schooling -- A sound English education -- Religion and education -- The accomplishments -- Male and female education -- Beyond the schoolroom: reading and the Brontes -- Pedagogical purposes and principles -- Schoolroom practices -- Docility and originality -- Liberty and responsibility.
|Summary:|| All the seven Brontë novels are concerned with education in both senses, that of upbringing as well as that of learning. The Brontë sisters all worked as teachers before they became published novelists. In spite of the prevalence of education in the sisters' lives and fiction, however, this was the first full-length book on the subject when it was published in 2007. Marianne Thormählen explores how their representations of fictional teachers and schools engage with the intense debates on education in the nineteenth century, drawing on a wealth of documentary evidence about educational theory and practice in the lifetime of the Brontës. This study offers much information both about the Brontës and their books and about the most urgent issue in early nineteenth-century British social politics: the education of the people, of all classes and both sexes.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.