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The Life of Charlotte Brontë is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Brontë by fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell.

The Life of Charlotte Brontë is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Brontë by fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. A major source was the hundreds of letters sent by Brontë to her lifelong friend Ellen Nussey

Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. Gaskell was a friend of Bronte's and, having been invited to write the official life, determined to both tell the truth and honor her friend.

Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another.

In devoting two years of her own life to The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell wrote what with good reason has been held up as'the first successful biography of a woman by a woman'. Gérin, Winifred (1976). Oxford University Press. Charlotte Bronte (1816-55) was her'dear friend', and a writer by whom she felt anticipated, echoed, complemented, and inspired. The Life of Charlotte Bronte begins as an act of friendship but becomes a great work of literature in its own right.

Charlotte Brontë: The Evolution of Genius. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. Dissembling Fictions: Elizabeth Gaskell and the Victorian Social Text. A watershed biography that remains unsurpassed in its combination of breadth of coverage and critical insight. Charlotte Brontë: A Passionate Life. New York: W W Norton, 1995. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. Elizabeth Gaskelclass "underline" The Critical Heritage. London and New York: Routledge, 1991.

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. TITLE: The Life Of Charlotte Brontë. Acceptable - Very well read. Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (Paperback, 1971). Pre-owned: lowest price.

11 The Life of Charlotte Brontë. Charlotte Brontë, Winifred Gérin. Charlotte Brontë: a passionate life, Lyndal Gordon. Brontë's friendship with Elizabeth Gaskell, while not particularly close, was significant in that Gaskell wrote the first biography of Brontë after her death in 1855. Brontë's third novel, the last published in her lifetime, was Villette, which appeared in 1853. The Literary Protégées of the Lake Poets, Dennis Low (Chapter 1 contains a revisionist contextualisation of Robert Southey's infamous letter to Charlotte Brontë).

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Charlotte Bronte: The Evolution of Genius. Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. The Life of Charlotte Bronte. London: J. M. Dent, 1960

Charlotte Bronte: The Evolution of Genius. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967; Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 1991. Unquiet Soul: A Biography of Charlotte Bronte. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. Dent, 1960. First published in 1857 after Bronte's death, a work that has become a classic in the history of biographical writing, though it is not entirely accurate or objective.

64) Tabby: Tabitha Aykroyd (the name had various spellings) served the Brontës from her mid-fifties until her death in 1855. ric past and Yorkshire superstition. Aykroyd was a Methodist and a class leader at her chapel

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Elizabeth Gaskell was a writer of her time and therefore, a lot here is denser than we may be accustomed to nowadays. This is not exciting writing, nor is her subject exciting. But if you are a fan of the Bronte's, this will bring you closer to their world, which, all in all, wasn't exciting either, but rather filled with a great deal of darkness and tragedy. The face that Charlotte and her sisters were able to produce such incredible literature despite everything, including the fact that women weren't considered "writers," at the time, is remarkable.
Most people associate the name Elizabeth Gaskell with the novel North and South. The fact that Mrs Gaskell was an excellent novelist is indisputable, however, this work proves she was also talented biographer. Vanity Fair's Thackerary wrote of Gaskell's biography "In the whole of English literature there is no book that can compare in wide-spread interest with "Life of Charlotte Bronte" by Mrs Gaskell." The book is certainly worthy of the praise, however, it is not without flaws.

Gaskell's biography was the first biography to be written on Bronte with the consent of her father, Patrick Bronte. Although Mr Bronte consented to the biography due to the fact that Mrs Gaskell was a close friend of his daughter. Mr Bronte and Charlotte's husband decided it would be better for the public to read about Charlotte from someone who held Charlotte in such high esteem. However, the book was not without controversy.

Gaskell somewhat embellished Mr Bronte's stern character and his treatment of his daughters and wife. Letters unpublished in this book prove Charlotte and her sisters loved their father dearly. Mr Bronte was quite astonished to read his cold demeanor towards his children.

The strongest controversy came from other people, such as Lady Scott who threatened legal action due to Gaskell's mention of her affair with Charlotte's brother, Branwell. (The affair proved to be a total fabrication by the Bronte sisters.) William Carus, who founded the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge also expressed displeasure with the details of the school.

Regardless of the controversy, the biography gives an excellent portrait of Charlotte the woman. If you are looking for information on the Heger affair in Brussels, look elsewhere. Mr Heger's name is nonexistant in this book. Very little information is provided about Charlotte's courtship with Arthur Bell Nicholls. The majority of the biography consists of letters either written by Charlotte or to Charlotte. What better way to learn about an author than from her own words?

This biography not only describes Charlotte and her relationship with family and friends, but it also provides a wonderful portrayal of Haworth and the society that existed there before and after the Brontes arrived. Gaskell also describes Patrick Bronte's introduction to Charlotte's mother and many other descriptions of all Brontes from childhood to adulthood.

While many may call Charlotte Bronte a brilliant novelist, her life was anything but brilliant. Charlotte grew up without a mother and also lost two older siblings at a young age. Charlotte had to assume the role of woman of the house at an early age. The beloved author of Jane Eyre lived a life of isolation a very little joy. As the years went by, she watched each of her siblings die one by one. Mrs Gaskell provided many letters which make Charlotte's grief come to life to today's readers.

This biography is mostly a portrait of Charlotte the woman. There are few references to Charlotte the novelist. The introduction goes as far as to say that Mrs Gaskell did not particularly care for Charlotte's novels. The writing of this biography was not an easy task for Elizabeth Gaskell, who loved Charlotte so dearly. However, after her death, numerous articles appeared which urged the Brontes to write something to counter those who were attempting to tarnish the name of one who was so gentle and caring.
The only biography of Charlotte Bronte written by a person who knew her personally. It's informative and an easy read.
Serious Bronte followers will love this. Gives far more detail than the casual follower such as myself desires.
Wonderful detailed bio of Charlotte Bronte with insight into the history of the era and area of Britain in which she lived.
The Bronte family comes to life! The main thought I took away from this book is that what today we consider melodrama was a very close imitation of real life back in the Bronte's day. Remember Jane hearing Rochester's voice calling to her over many miles when he found himself in desperate straits? Even that detail was a circumstance from Charlotte's own life, though in her case we may never know whose voice she heard calling to her....
Now a well known classic of Bronte life that should be read by anyone interested in this family it has been modified by later authors who have uncovered new research & facts. Therefore although is is the baseline book on the Bronte's it should be read in conjunction with other later works.
Very pleased with this purchase.
The Life of Charlotte Bronte download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Winifred Gerin,Elizabeth Gaskell
ISBN: 0850670373
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Folio Society (1971)