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by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • ISBN: 0827429215
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Richard West (June 1, 1947)
  • ePub book: 1541 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Bibliographic information. The Life of Charlotte Brontë Collection of British and American authors Collection of British authors Volume 1 of The Life of Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.

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Charlotte Bronte was a British author, the eldest of the three famous Bronte sisters who have become standards of English literature. Just two years after Charlotte's death, her friend Elizabeth Gaskell wrote her biography. She is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, one of the greatest classics of all times. Want to know more about Charlotte Bronte? If you do, please read this biography. Summary by Stav Nisser.

Gaskell somewhat embellished Mr Bronte's stern character and his treatment of his daughters and wife.

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 Charlotte Bronte, and, having been invited to write the official life, determined both to tell the truth and to honour her friend. She contacted those who had known Charlotte and travelled extensively in England and Belgium to gather material. 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 Letters unpublished in this book prove Charlotte and her sisters loved their father dearly.

Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. Gaskell was a friend of Charlotte Brontë, and, having been invited to write the official life, determined both to tell the truth and to honour her friend. She wrote from a vivid accumulation of letters, interviews, and observation, establishing the details of Charlotte's life and recreating her background.

Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman . This biography gives a flavour of the times and certainly tells us a lot about Elizabeth Gaskell but get your Bronte facts elsewhere. 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. Julet Barker's The Brontes is excellent.

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. ark:/13960/t4vh5qk20.

Стр. 59 - Charlotte what was the best book in the world; she answered, 'The Bible. And what was the next best; she answered, 'The Book of Nature. I then asked the next what was the best mode of education for a woman; she answered, 'That which would make her rule her house well.

Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë, published in 1857, was the .

Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë, published in 1857, was the first biography of Brontë. In this biography, she wrote only of the moral, sophisticated things in Brontë’s life; the rest she left out, deciding that certain, more salacious aspects were better kept hidden. Gaskell was born Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson on 29 September 1810 in Lindsey Row, Chelsea, London, at the house that is now 93 Cheyne Walk. She was the youngest of eight children; only she and her brother John survived infancy

The world of elizabeth gaskell and the life of charlotte brontë

The world of elizabeth gaskell and the life of charlotte brontë. Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson was born in London in 1810, the daughter of Unitarian parents. Her father chose a variety of different careers, including experimental farming, preaching in the Unitarian church, and writing for various periodicals.

ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL was born in London in 1810, but she spent her .

ELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL was born in London in 1810, but she spent her formative years in Knutsford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the north of England. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell, who became well known as the minister of the Unitarian Chapel in Cross Street, Manchester. Gaskell's situation as a minister's wife and as a successful writer gave her a wide circle of friends, from both the professional world of Manchester and the larger literary world.

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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.
Swift Summer Swift Summer
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.
Coiwield Coiwield
The only biography of Charlotte Bronte written by a person who knew her personally. It's informative and an easy read.
Abuseyourdna Abuseyourdna
Wonderful detailed bio of Charlotte Bronte with insight into the history of the era and area of Britain in which she lived.
Onath Onath
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....
Oso Oso
Very good
Vikus Vikus
Charlotte Bronte, you and your sensitive biographer are my new literary friends: Thank you for defining Classic.
This is a wonderful description of Charlotte Bronte's life written by someone who actually was her friend. It is filled with letters written by and about Charlotte Bronte.