Louisa May Alcott and Charlotte Bronte: Transatlantic Translations

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Synopsis: The work and life of British author Charlotte Bronte fascinated America's Louisa May Alcott throughout her own literary career. As a nineteenth-century writer struggling with many of the same themes and issues as Bronte, Alcott was drawn toward her British counterpart, but cultural differences created a literary distance between them sometimes as wide as the Atlantic.

In this comparative study, Christine Doyle explores some of the intriguing parallels and differences between the two writers' backgrounds as she traces specific references to Bronte and her work -- not only in Alcott's children's fiction, but also in her novels for adults and "sensation fiction". Doyle compares the treatment of three themes important to both writers -- spirituality, interpersonal relations, and women's work -- showing how Alcott translated Bronte's British reserve and gender- and class-based repression into her own American optimism and progressivism.

In her early career, Alcott was so fascinated by Bronte's works that she patterned many of her characters on those of Bronte; she later adapted these British elements into a more recognizably American form, producing independent, strong heroines. In observing differences between the writers, Doyle notes that Alcott expresses less anti-Catholic sentiment than does Bronte. She also discusses the authors' attitudes toward the theater, showing how for Bronte drama is associated with falseness and hypocrisy, while for Alcott it is a profession that expresses possibilities of power and revelation.

Throughout her insightful analysis, Doyle shows that Alcott responds as a uniquely American writer to the problems of American literature and life while neverdenying the powerful transatlantic influence exerted by Bronte. Doyle's work reflects a wide range of scholarship, solidly grounded in an understanding of the Victorian temperament, nineteenth-century British and American literature, and recent Alcott criticism and gives fuller voice to the multiple dimensions of Alcott as a nineteenth-century writer.

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