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The Life of Charlotte Brontë – an introduction

Wednesday 28 July, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST

£3 – £4

We’re thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has joined forces with the Brontë Parsonage Museum to deliver a series of three events that explore the relationship between the the two friends.

Gaskell’s biography, 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.

The talk will be given over Zoom by Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

There are two more events in the series

Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell – A Friendship – an online talk by the Gaskell Society Chair, Libby Tempest.

‘This Unlucky Book’ – an online panel discussion featuring Libby Tempest (Gaskell Society), Dr Lucy Hanks (University of Manchester) and Ann Dinsdale (Brontë Society)