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

Author: Sarah Wootton
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Category: Film Theory & Criticism, Film Theory & Criticism, Television, Television, Dance & Other Performing Arts, Dance & Other Performing Arts, Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: C 1800 To C 1900, Literary Studies: Poetry & Poets, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Gender Groups, Gender Studies: Women, Science: General Issues
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Hardcover

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.

Sarah Wootton

Table Of Contents


1. Jane Austen's Byronic Heroes I: Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility

2. Jane Austen's Byronic Heroes II: Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice

3. Elizabeth Gaskell's Byronic Heroes: Wives and Daughters and North and South

4. George Eliot's Byronic Heroes I: Early Works and Poetry

5. George Eliot's Byronic Heroes II: Later Works



About Sarah Wootton
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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Artist / Author Sarah Wootton
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