The Life of Charlotte Brontë

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108020518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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Gaskell's successful biography helped to establish the Brontës' public image as a family characterised by literary genius and personal tragedy.

The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026854772

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 443

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The Life of Charlotte Brontë is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Brontë by fellow Victorian novelist, and her close friend Elizabeth Gaskell. A major source was the hundreds of letters sent by Brontë to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey. Gaskell had to deal with some sensitive issues. She toned down some of her material concerning the Clergy Daughters' School, attended by Charlotte and her sisters, whose founder was blamed for the deaths of two Brontë sisters. Although quite frank in many places, Gaskell suppressed details of Charlotte's love for Constantin Héger, a married man, on the grounds that it would be too great an affront to contemporary morals and a possible source of distress to Charlotte's still-living friends, father Patrick Brontë and husband. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters.

The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1786561514

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of The Brontes’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Brontes includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Brontes’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles