'The "Charlotte" Cult: Writing the Literary Pilgrimage from Gaskell to Woolf

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620449
Title:
'The "Charlotte" Cult: Writing the Literary Pilgrimage from Gaskell to Woolf
Authors:
Wynne, Deborah
Abstract:
This chapter analyses how writers and literary tourists imagined Charlotte Brontë during the fifty years after her death. It is framed by the accounts of Elizabeth Gaskell and Virginia Woolf, both of whom travelled to Yorkshire to find evidence of Charlotte Brontë’s life and to assess her legacy as an author. While Gaskell's biography unleashed the 'Charlotte cult' of devoted followers, Woolf questioned the value of the literary pilgrimage and the myths of authorship surrounding Charlotte Brontë’s legacy.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wynne, D. (2017). The “Charlotte” cult: writing the literary pilgrimage, from Gaskell to Woolf. In A. Regis, D. Wynne (eds.) Charlotte Brontë: legacies and afterlives (pp. 43-57). Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication Date:
24-Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620449
Additional Links:
http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784992460/
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781784992460
Appears in Collections:
English

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dc.contributor.authorWynne, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-23T11:29:00Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-23T11:29:00Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-24-
dc.identifier.citationWynne, D. (2017). The “Charlotte” cult: writing the literary pilgrimage, from Gaskell to Woolf. In A. Regis, D. Wynne (eds.) Charlotte Brontë: legacies and afterlives (pp. 43-57). Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781784992460-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620449-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter analyses how writers and literary tourists imagined Charlotte Brontë during the fifty years after her death. It is framed by the accounts of Elizabeth Gaskell and Virginia Woolf, both of whom travelled to Yorkshire to find evidence of Charlotte Brontë’s life and to assess her legacy as an author. While Gaskell's biography unleashed the 'Charlotte cult' of devoted followers, Woolf questioned the value of the literary pilgrimage and the myths of authorship surrounding Charlotte Brontë’s legacy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManchester University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784992460/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectCharlotte Brontëen
dc.subjectliterary pilgrimageen
dc.subjectElizabeth Gaskellen
dc.subjectVirginia Woolfen
dc.subjectliterary cultsen
dc.subjectliterary tourismen
dc.subjectBrontë Parsonage Museumen
dc.subjectHaworthen
dc.subjectbiographyen
dc.subjectobituariesen
dc.title'The "Charlotte" Cult: Writing the Literary Pilgrimage from Gaskell to Woolfen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2017-01-28-
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