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By Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her shut pal Charlotte Brontë used to be released in 1857 to rapid well known acclaim, and is still the main major learn of the enigmatic writer who gave Jane Eyre the subtitle An Autobiography. It recounts Charlotte Brontë's existence from her remoted youth, via her years as a author who had 'foreseen the only lifestyles' for herself, to her marriage at thirty-eight and dying under a 12 months later. The ensuing paintings - the 1st full-length biography of a girl novelist via a girl novelist - explored the character of Charlotte's genius and nearly single-handedly created the Brontë fable.

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