ROBERT K. WALLACE is Regents Professor of Literature at Northern Kentucky University. He is also the author of Emily Bronte and Beethoven: Romantic Equilibrium in Fiction and Music (Georgia); A Century of Music Making: The Lives of Josef and Rosina Lhevinne; Melville and Turner: Spheres of Love and Fright (Georgia); Frank Stella's Moby-Dick: Words and Shapes; Douglass and Melville: Anchored Together in Neighborly Style; and Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team.
[Wallace] has carried off a difficult and complex subject with grace and assurance. . . . In bringing Bronte and Beethoven together, moreover, Wallace has created a book that reaches beyond the two individuals he has so effectively compared to touch as well on questions of aesthetics and creativity themselves.--Victorian Studies
This challenging integrative study offers some clever analytical insights. It includes thorough notes and a useful index.--Choice
Wallace's eye-opening (and ear-dilating) accomplishment . . . has left us much to contemplate-indeed, he has made a major contribution to the study of literature and music, to our knowledge of Romanticism and European culture in the early nineteenth century, and to the refinement and coherence of our perception of masterworks of Beethoven and Emily Bronte.--National Review