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Online Talk: Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell – A Friendship

A Talk by Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society

This introductory talk explores the relationship between these two giants of 19th century literature. Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell were opposites in many ways, yet they were profoundly interested in each other’s work and lives: their first meeting in the Lake District in 1850 led to a real friendship. Libby will explore letters, writings and contemporary accounts to try and discover what held the friendship between these two extraordinary women together. 

Part of a series of events by Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in partnership with the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Tickets £4 / £3 concessions

The talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.

Libby’s lovely, warm manner & way of presentation were perfect-I came away inspired to read Elizabeth Gaskell, this was a fantastic treat for a January evening.” Visitor to online events

Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society

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11th Aug 2021

7pm - 8pm

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