Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of her close friend Charlotte Brontë was published in 1857 to immediate popular acclaim, and remains the most significant study of the enigmatic author who gave Jane Eyre the subtitle An Autobiography. It recounts Charlotte Brontë'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. The resulting work - the first full-length biography of a woman novelist by a woman novelist - explored the nature of Charlotte's genius and almost single-handedly created the Brontë myth.
Charlotte Brontë’s romantic gothic novel, featuring one of literature’s most memorable heroines. With her 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë created one of the most unforgettable heroines of all time. Jane Eyre is an orphan, penniless and plain, but full of courage and spirit. She has endured incredible hardship to secure her humble status as a governess in the household of her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Jane’s sharp wit and defiant nature meet with Rochester’s sardonic temperament. The two become enmeshed in a deep, intense bond. But Rochester has a terrible secret—a remnant from his past that could threaten any hope of happiness with his only love. An unconventional love story that broadened the scope of romantic fiction, Jane Eyre is ultimately the tale of one woman’s fight to claim her independence and self-respect in a society that has no place for her. With an Introduction by Erica Jong and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements From the Paperback edition.
On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, Penguin is publishing the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman Charlotte Brontë's life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. Like Jane Eyre she was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to brutally strict boarding school at a young age. Charlotte grew up and watched helpless as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Brontë clan remaining. And most fascinating and tragic of all, throughout her adult life she was haunted by a great and unrequited love - a love that tortured Charlotte but also inspired some of the most moving, intense and revolutionary novels ever written in the English language. Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Brontë family. She encouraged her sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights when no-one else believed in her talent. She took charge of the family's precarious finances when her brilliant but feckless brother Branwell succumbed to opium addiction. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe to the bright lights of London, met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation (Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray), and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. And in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, Charlotte created brand new kinds of heroines, inspired by herself and her life, fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions. This beautiful produced, landmark biography is essential reading for every fan of the Brontë family's writing, from Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. It is a uniquely intimate and complex insight into one of Britain's best loved writers. This is the literary biography of the year; if you loved Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens, this event is not to be missed.
Author: Charles Vance
Release Date: 1996-01-01
This dramatization of Charlotte Bronte's classic 19th-century novel focuses on Jane Eyre's love affair with Rochester. All the action is contained within a single setting, with a small inset scene, providing opportunities for a mixed cast to play 11 characters.
A great deal has been written about Elizabeth Gaskell in the past decade, and Elizabeth Gaskell: An Annotated Guide to English Language Sources, 1992-2001 builds upon Weyant's 1994 work which covered some 350 sources published between 1976 and 1991. This supplement identifies almost 600 new books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, and master and honor theses on the life and writings of Gaskell. Contents include two appendixes of new editions of Gaskell's works in print and digital, audio, and video formats; a selection of websites; citations of many brief articles in the Gaskell Newsletter that are generally ignored in standard indexes; numerous sources that would otherwise be difficult to locate; and an author and subject index.
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2006-06-29
In 1834, Charlotte Bronte and her brother Branwell created the imaginary kingdom of Angria in a series of tiny handmade books. The five novelettes' in this volume were written by Charlotte, and depict a aristocratic beau monde in ironic language. She creates an atmosphere of intrigue and destructive passions.
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-02-26
'Even in the stillness of that dead-cold weather, I had heard no sound of little battering hands upon the window-glass...' A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods in these two surprising tales of the uncanny from the great Victorian novelist. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865). Gaskell's works available in Penguin Classics are Cranford, Cranford and Cousin Phillis, Gothic Tales, Mary Barton, North and South, Ruth, Sylvia's Lovers, The Life of Charlotte Brontë and Wives and Daughters.
Author: Charlotte Brontë
This volume contains a selection of the early surviving Charlotte Bronte manuscripts, which chronicle the Glass Town and Angrian sagas that she developed with her brother Branwell between the ages of 13 and 19.
The Shirley of the title is a woman of independent means; her friend Caroline is not. Both struggle with what a woman's role is and can be. Their male counterparts - Louis, the powerless tutor, and Robert, his cloth-manufacturing brother - also stand at odds to society's expectations. The novel is set in a period of social and political ferment, featuring class disenfranchisement, the drama of Luddite machine-breaking, and the divisive effects of the Napoleonic Wars. But Charlotte Bront?s particular strength lies in exploring the hidden psychological drama of love, loss and the quest for identity. Personal and public agitation are brought together against the dramatic backdrop of her native Yorkshire. As always, Bront? challenges convention, exploring the limitations of social justice whilst telling not one but two love stories.
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: ars vivendi Verlag
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Nach dem Tod seiner Eltern geht der etwas naive junge Professor William Crimsworth nach Brüssel, um dort sein Glück zu machen. Er tritt eine Stelle als Lehrer an der von Mademoiselle Reuter geführten Mädchenschule an. Obwohl die Dame älter ist als er, verliebt er sich in sie und schmiedet bereits Pläne für eine gemeinsame Zukunft – bis er ein Gespräch belauscht, das ihre Verlobung mit einem anderen Mann offenbart. Ernüchtert wendet William sich von ihr ab. Doch als er einige Zeit später für die junge Lehrerin Frances Henri entflammt, schürt dies den Unmut von Mademoiselle Reuter, die gekränkt versucht, einen Keil zwischen die Liebenden zu treiben ... Der erste Roman Charlotte Brontës in bibliophiler Ausstattung zum 200. Geburtstag der Weltautorin am 21. April 2016.