Unuttered: Withheld Speech and Female Authorship in Jane Eyre and Villette

Kreilkamp, Ivan
June 1999
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Summer99, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p331
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Asserts that the work of author Charlotte Bronte resisted the equation of novel writing with speech in order to develop a means by which women writers can participate more in the publishing. How her decision has become a tenet of liberal feminism; Her effort to dissociate her work from Victorian belief of vocal writing.


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