Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. Her father was a Irish Anglican clergyman. Her mother died in 1821, her older sisters of tuberculosis in 1825. In 1839 she took up position as governess in Yorkshire, a career she pursued until 1841. In 1842 Charlotte and her sister Emily (author of Wuthering Heights, 1847) traveled to Brussels to enrol at a boarding school, which gave them inspiration for their later novels, such as Vilette. Her first manuscript, The Professor, was refused but published posthumously in 1857. Jane Eyre was published in 1847 under an alias, and became a immediate commercial success. She continued to write, now under her own name, and married in 1854. She died, with an unborn child, due to her pregnancy.
Elizabeth Gaskell's biography The Life of Charlotte Brontë was published in 1857. Gaskell's approach was unusual in that, rather than analysing her subject's achievements, she concentrated on private details of Brontë's life. (Gaskell is more reputed for her own novels, e.g. Cranford, than her Brontë biography.)
Heron Books, London, in the serie Women Who Made History,1970. Hardback. Publisher's olive faux leather, gilt and white titless, rule, and designs on the spines and front boards, gold-painted green endpapers, and gold ribbon markers. 255 pp. Lavishly illustrated.
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