The Brontës and Religion

Synopsis

This is the first full-length study of religion in the fiction of the Bront¿s. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the Anglican church in the nineteenth century, Marianne Thorm¿hlen shows how the Bront¿s' familiarity with the contemporary debates on doctrinal, ethical and ecclesiastical issues informs their novels. Divided into four parts, the book examines denominations, doctrines, ethics and clerics in the Bront¿s' work. Lucid and vigorously written, it will open up new perspectives for Bront¿ specialists and enthusiasts alike on a fundamental aspect of the novels greatly neglected in recent decades.