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Online Talk: The Life of Charlotte Brontë – An Introduction

The Life of Charlotte Brontë, written by Elizabeth Gaskell, told the story of a ‘wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it’. Yet it 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. Join Susan Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, to discover how Elizabeth’s The Life secured the legacy, reputation and myth of Charlotte Brontë after her death.

Back by popular demand, this is the first in a series of events examining Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of novelist Charlotte Brontë and the friendship between these two giants of Victorian literature.

Part of a short season of events in partnership with The Bronte Parsonage Museum. Please note this is a repeat of the sold out 2021 talk.

These talks are always really good: they feel friendly, relaxed and intimate, whilst being intellectually stimulating.’ Visitor to online event

Wednesday 1 May 2024, 7-8pm

£5 per ticket

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You can also support the house by buying The Life of Charlotte Brontë from our online shop via this link.

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the House. If you would like to support the House with an additional donation you can do so via this link.

1st May 2024

7pm - 8pm

Talk, Talks

a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

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