A successful novel must be in want of a sequel : second takes on classics from The Scarlet Letter to Rebecca / M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo
- Gómez-Galisteo, M. Carmen, 1982-
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Physical Description:
- viii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
- Introduction : once or twice upon a time -- It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen novel must be in want of a sequel : letter-writing, marriage prospects and women's roles in Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen, and Elinor and Marianne by Emma Tennant -- Looking for Mr. Right Darcy : Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen and its multiple rewritings -- The madwoman in the attic and other family secrets : Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and The French dancer's bastard by Emma Tennant -- Beyond Wuthering Heights : Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Windward Heights by Maryse Condé, and Heathcliff: the return to Wuthering Heights by Lin Haire-Sargeant -- "In a land where inequity is searched out and punished in the sight of rulers and people" : adultery, religion and women's roles in The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and John Updike's "The scarlet letter trilogy" -- The proud father of four little women : womanhood, patriarchy and the civil war in Louisa May Alcott's Little women and March by Geraldine Brooks -- Last night I dreamt I saw Rebecca again : lesbianism, female sexuality and motherhood in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Mrs. DeWinter by Susan Hill and Rebecca's tale by Sally Beauman -- Conclusion : the end?
- "Great novels often leave behind great questions--sequels seek to answer them. This critical analysis offers fresh insights into the sequels to seven literary classics, including Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, the Brontë sisters' Jane Eyre, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca"--
- 9781476672823 (softcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-194) and index.
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