Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation

Authors: Wootton, Sarah

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Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation charts a new chapter in the changing fortunes of a unique cultural phenomenon. This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction. It is a timely reassessment of Byron's enduring legacy during the nineteenth century and beyond, focusing on the charged and unstable literary dialogues between Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and a Romantic icon whose presence takes centre stage in recent screen adaptations of their most celebrated novels. The broad interdisciplinary lens employed in this book concentrates on the conflicted rewritings of Byron's poetry, his 'heroic' protagonists, and the cult of Byronism in nineteenth-century novels from Pride and Prejudice to Middlemarch, and extends outwards to the reappearance of Byronic heroes on film and in television series over the last two decades.

About the authors

Sarah Wootton is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK. She has published widely on nineteenth-century literature and the visual arts, with a particular focus on the afterlives of Romantic poets and Victorian women writers. She is the author of Consuming Keats: Nineteenth-Century Representations in Art and Literature (2006).

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“This is an informative monograph which prompts a re-thinking of Byron’s ambivalent legacies. Elegantly written and impeccably researched, Wootton’s study will be valuable to any scholars, students, or general readers interested in both the Romantic and the Victorian age as well as in the Byron phenomenon more broadly, and in twenty-first century media and film studies. … the book takes on a subject that we thought we knew all about and discovers something fresh to say about it.” (Carmen Casaliggi, Byron Journal, Vol. 45 (1), 2017) 


Winner of the 2016 Elma Dangerfield Prize
“The book is an outstanding contribution to scholarship on Byron’s reception and impact, as well as more broadly on the interrelationship between Romanticism and Victorian realism … . Uncovering yet more ways in which women writers responded to Byron’s work and persona, it ultimately asks us to rethink the figure of the Byronic Hero. Wootton’s book stands out for the originality of its research, the grace and clarity of the prose, and the persuasive logic of the exposition. It will be useful to the broadest range of Byron scholars, as well as for scholars working in Austen studies, Victorian studies, and studies of film adaptations from literature, among others.” (Prize Committee of the International Association of Byron Societies)

“A very welcome addition to nineteenth-century scholarship - cogently argued, nicely written, thoroughly researched. I enjoyed reading it immensely.” (Ghislaine McDayter, Professor of English, Bucknell University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wootton, Sarah

    Pages 1-29

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  • Jane Austen’s Byronic Heroes I: Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility

    Wootton, Sarah

    Pages 30-60

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  • Jane Austen’s Byronic Heroes II: Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice

    Wootton, Sarah

    Pages 61-92

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  • Elizabeth Gaskell’s Byronic Heroes: Wives and Daughters and North and South

    Wootton, Sarah

    Pages 93-123

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  • George Eliot’s Byronic Heroes I: Early Works and Poetry

    Wootton, Sarah

    Pages 124-152

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57934-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-57934-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57439-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 253
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