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The Persistence of BeautyIncludes "Female Beauty and Portraits of Self-Effacement in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre" by Sarah Wootton
Victorians to Moderns
Editors: Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy and Sarah Wootton
Pickering & Chatto
This significant collection of essays examines the cultural, literary, philosophical and historical representation of beauty in British, Irish and American literature. Contributors use the works of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Walt Whitman, T S Eliot, W H Auden and Stephen Spender among others to explore the role of beauty and its wider implications in art and society. They build on current scholarly research into the synthesis of literary and visual culture.