|Forlag||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Emne||English; Gender studies: women; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literature: history & criticism|
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This lucid and tightly-argued study uses the motif of the mentor-lover - embodying diverse permutations of sexual love, power and judgement - to explore, evaluate and compare the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot as they contend with issues of sexuality, family, selfhood, freedom, conduct and gender. The figure also provides a means to probe their relationship to the reader as they become mentor-lovers through authorship, each eliciting a different form of love and electing a different style of instruction.