The Life Of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth GaskellThe Life Of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Life Of Charlotte Bronte

byElizabeth GaskellEditorElisabeth JayIntroduction byElisabeth Jay

Paperback | March 1, 1998

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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.
ELIZABETH GASKELL was born in London in 1810. She married a minister, and her literary output was substantial and completely professional. Many of her works are available in Penguin Classics, including NORTH AND SOUTH, SYLVIA'S LOVERS, and WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. She died suddenly in 1865. ELISABETH JAY has taught and lectured at vari...
Title:The Life Of Charlotte BronteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.97 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140434933

ISBN - 13:9780140434934

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Shaped by a novelist's imagination, Elizabeth Gaskell's admiring portrait of her friend (and author of JANE EYRE) Charlotte Bronte, as well as her descriptions of the people and events that caused Bronte pain or suffering reads much like the life of fictional characters of their early 19th-century time--extreme self-denial, coping with sickness and death and surviving through the strength of religious faith and moral integrity