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The Resource The life of Charlotte Brontë : author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c., by E.C. Gaskell, author of "Mary Barton," "Ruth," &c

The life of Charlotte Brontë : author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c., by E.C. Gaskell, author of "Mary Barton," "Ruth," &c

Label
The life of Charlotte Brontë : author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c.
Title
The life of Charlotte Brontë
Title remainder
author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c.
Statement of responsibility
by E.C. Gaskell, author of "Mary Barton," "Ruth," &c
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First biography of Charlotte Bronte published in 1857, two years after Charlotte's death on March 31, 1855.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • p. 64
  • 928
Citation source
  • Parrish, M.L. Victorian lady novelists
  • Sadleir, M. 19th cent. fiction
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The novelist Elizabeth Gaskell had access to a great number of Charlotte Bronte's letter while doing research for her biography, and this intimate access, coupled with Gaskell's literary talents, made her biography very captivating. However, Gaskell's account highlights Charlotte's suffering and self-denial, without doing justice to Charlotte's vitality
Label
The life of Charlotte Brontë : author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c., by E.C. Gaskell, author of "Mary Barton," "Ruth," &c
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Illustrations by J.C. Armytage
  • First ed.; cf. Parrish
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
2 v. (viii, 352 p., [2] leaves of plates; viii, 327, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates)
Lccn
06043225
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: Dark brown wavy-grain cloth over boards, ornamental border within a triple-ruled border on front and back; spine blocked in blind and lettered in gold; cream-colored endpapers. Publisher's advertisements: 16 p. at end in v. 2.
  • Clark copy: Bound in dark green polished calf, gold tooled, gilt tops, by Rivière & Son.
Other physical details
ill., facsims., port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00638996
  • ucoclc638996
Label
The life of Charlotte Brontë : author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c., by E.C. Gaskell, author of "Mary Barton," "Ruth," &c
Publication
Note
  • Illustrations by J.C. Armytage
  • First ed.; cf. Parrish
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
2 v. (viii, 352 p., [2] leaves of plates; viii, 327, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates)
Lccn
06043225
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: Dark brown wavy-grain cloth over boards, ornamental border within a triple-ruled border on front and back; spine blocked in blind and lettered in gold; cream-colored endpapers. Publisher's advertisements: 16 p. at end in v. 2.
  • Clark copy: Bound in dark green polished calf, gold tooled, gilt tops, by Rivière & Son.
Other physical details
ill., facsims., port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00638996
  • ucoclc638996

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