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Online Talk: The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell: An Introduction

A Talk by Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Welcome to a series of events examining Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of novelist Charlotte Brontë. The Life of Charlotte Brontë told the story of a ‘wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it’ but was not without controversy when it was first published in 1857. The first biography to be written both by and about a woman writer, it remains a classic of the genre. Discover how Elizabeth’s The Life secured the legacy, reputation and myth of Charlotte Brontë after her death.

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

Tickets £4/ Concessions £3

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

The talks have been a highlight of my year and I would like to thank Elizabeth Gaskell’s house for providing such an excellent programme of events during such challenging times.” Visitor to online events

Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Bronte Parsonage Museum

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28th Jul 2021

7pm - 8pm

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.