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The Life of Charlotte Brontë - Elizabeth Gaskell, Elisabeth Jay
The Life of Charlotte Brontë
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Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend Charlotte Bronte was published in 1857 to immediate popular acclaim, and remains the most significant study of the enigmatic author who gave Jane Eyre the subtitle An Autobiography. It recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her isolated childhood,... show more
Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend Charlotte Bronte was published in 1857 to immediate popular acclaim, and remains the most significant study of the enigmatic author who gave Jane Eyre the subtitle An Autobiography. It recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her isolated childhood, through her years as a writer who had 'foreseen the single life' for herself, to her marriage at thirty-eight and death less than a year later. The resulting work - the first full-length biography of a woman novelist by a woman novelist - explored the nature of Charlotte's genius and almost single-handedly created the Bronte myth.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140434934 (0140434933)
ASIN: 140434933
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 494
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Life of Charlotte Bronte (Penguin Classics)
I really enjoyed this book, and I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say this is probably one of the best biographies I've read in years.Before starting Gaskell's book, I only knew the bare bones of the Bronte family's story as well as a few anecdotes told to me by a couple of English teachers back...
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4.0 The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Oxford World's Classics)
After I read that wretched book by Gelsely Kirkland, I was refreshed and encouraged to read a biography of Charlotte Bronte. I recently read "Cranford", and Elizabeth Gaskell became of interest to me. In searching other books that she had written, I found that she had known and been a friend of Ch...
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