The Life of Charlotte Bronte

The Life of Charlotte Bronte


Introduction by: Elisabeth Jay
Notes by: Elisabeth Jay
Editor: Elisabeth Jay

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140434934
  • 544 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of her close friend Charlotte Brontë 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 Brontë’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 Brontë myth.
The Life of Charlotte Bronte

The Life of Charlotte Bronte

Elizabeth Gaskell, Introduction by: Elisabeth Jay, Notes by: Elisabeth Jay, Editor: Elisabeth Jay

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