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The Life of Charlotte Bronte (Paperback, 2 Ed)

Elizabeth Gaskell; Edited by Elisabeth Jay; Introduction by Elisabeth Jay; Notes by Elisabeth Jay

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'I am sure the more fully she - Charlotte Brontë - the friend, the daughter, the sister, the wife, is known - the more highly she will be appreciated.' Mrs Gaskell was quite clear about her priorities when she began to set down the facts of a 'wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it'. The result was one of the greatest of all English biographies. The book itself was not to be without its stormy passage: Mrs Gaskell, as well she knew, ran up against Victorian shibboleths of propriety and sexual prudery. However, not even the amendments and cuts she was obliged to make in the second and third editions could destroy its overall unity or her psychologically convincing vision of the suffering, emotionally starved and tortured Charlotte Brontë whose life and pitiful death still grips and appalls us. The present text follows the controversial first edition throughout, while all the variations which appeared in the third edition have been recorded in notes and appendices.


Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 1998
First published: March 1998
Authors: Elizabeth Gaskell
Editors: Elisabeth Jay
Introduction by: Elisabeth Jay
Notes by: Elisabeth Jay
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 494
Edition: 2 Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-043493-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Biography > Literary
LSN: 0-14-043493-3
Barcode: 9780140434934

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