Women's Writing and Mission in the Nineteenth Century

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Women's Writing and Mission in the Nineteenth Century
Angharad Eyre, "Women's Writing and Mission in the Nineteenth Century "
English | ISBN: 1032366222 | 2022 | 264 pages | PDF | 20 MB
Until now, the missionary Description in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre has been seen as marginal and anomalous. Despite women missionaries being ubiquitous in the nineteenth century, they appeared to be absent from nineteenth-century literature. As this book demonstrates, though, the female missionary character and narrative was, in fact, present in a range of writings from missionary newsletters and life writing, to canonical Victorian literature, New Woman fiction and women's college writing. Nineteenth-century women writers wove the tropes of the female missionary figure and Description into their domestic fiction, and the female missionary themes of religious self-sacrifice and heroism formed the subjectivity of these writers and their characters. Offering an alternative narrative for the development of women writers and early feminism, as well as a new reading of

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