The Life of Charlotte Brontë

The Life of Charlotte Brontë

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by Elizabeth Gaskell
     
 

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Intertwining fact and story, The Life of Charlotte Brontë takes the reader by one hand and Charlotte Brontë by the other to run rampant through the making of one of the greatest authoresses of all time. Follow Charlotte from her birthplace of Thornton as she sets off for school and later returns to teach her sisters, and come to know the “characteristic…  See more details below

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Intertwining fact and story, The Life of Charlotte Brontë takes the reader by one hand and Charlotte Brontë by the other to run rampant through the making of one of the greatest authoresses of all time. Follow Charlotte from her birthplace of Thornton as she sets off for school and later returns to teach her sisters, and come to know the “characteristic kindness of the Brontës.” This unsentimental biography, written by friend and sometimes critic Elizabeth Gaskell, helped launch Charlotte Brontë’s fame and takes you on a journey to see the making of the author of Jane Eyre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199554768
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

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 various universities in Great Britain and the USA, and is currently Head of Westminster College, Oxford. Her books include FAITH AND DOUBT IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN.

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Interesting and informative. I didn't have issues with the scan, just a few minor annoyances. I especially enjoyed the foreword.
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