The Life of Charlotte Bronte
by Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co. 1857
Number of pages: 237
Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend recounts Charlotte Bronte's life from her isolated childhood, through her years as a writer who had 'foreseen the single life' for herself, to her marriage at thirty-eight and death less than a year later.
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