The life of Charlotte Bronte, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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User Review  - Patty Apostolides - Goodreads

The life of Charlotte Bronte is very revealing, for it describes not only her life, through letters and correspondence, but the life of her family. It shows how hard she worked in earning her keep ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janet Lynch - Goodreads

I wanted to read a novel by "Mrs." Gaskell and couldn't decide which one, so of the twenty volumes by that author that I loaded on my Kindle, I chose this biography instead. I was greatly anticipating ... Read full review

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Page 40 - I'll frown and be perverse and say thee nay, So thou wilt woo; but else, not for the world. In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond, And therefore thou mayst think my haviour light: But trust me, gentleman, I'll prove more true Than those that have more cunning to be strange.
Page 257 - I am never unhappy; my present life is so delightful, so congenial to my own nature, compared to that of a governess. My time, constantly occupied, passes too rapidly. Hitherto both Emily and I have had good health, and therefore we have been able to work well. There is one individual of whom I have not yet spoken — M. Heger, the husband of Madame. He is professor of rhetoric, a man of power as to mind, but very choleric and irritable in temperament.
Page 173 - Following my father's advice — who from my childhood has counselled me, just in the wise and friendly tone of your letter — I have endeavoured not only attentively to observe all the duties a woman ought to fulfil, but to feel deeply interested in them. I don't always succeed, for sometimes when I'm teaching or sewing I would rather be reading or writing ; but I try to deny myself; and my father's approbation amply rewarded me for the privation.
Page 335 - My sister Emily was not a person of demonstrative character, nor one on the recesses of whose mind and feelings, even those nearest and dearest to her could, with impunity, intrude unlicensed ; it took hours to reconcile her to the discovery I had made, and days to persuade her that such poems merited publication.
Page 218 - The wind bloweth where it listeth. Thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, nor whither it goeth.
Page 59 - Charlotte what was the best book in the world; she answered, 'The Bible.' And what was the next best; she answered, 'The Book of Nature.' I then asked the next what was the best mode of education for a woman; she answered, 'That which would make her rule her house well.' Lastly, I asked the oldest what was the best mode of spending time; she answered, 'By laying it out in preparation for a happy eternity.
Page 349 - A fine quaint spirit has the latter, which may have things to speak that men will be glad to hear — and an evident power of wing that may reach heights not here attempted.
Page 177 - My eyes fill with tears when I contrast the bliss of such a state, brightened by hopes of the future, with the melancholy state I now live in, uncertain that I ever felt true contrition, wandering in thought and deed, longing for holiness, which I shall never, never obtain, smitten at times to the heart with the conviction that ghastly Calvinistic doctrines are true — darkened, in short, by the very shadows of spiritual death. If Christian perfection be necessary to salvation, I shall never be...
Page 59 - I asked the next (Emily, afterwards Ellis Bell), what I had best do with her brother Branwell, who was sometimes a naughty boy; she answered, "Reason with him, and when he won't listen to reason, whip him.
Page 345 - C., E., and A. Bell are now preparing for the press a work of fiction, consisting of three distinct and unconnected tales, which may be published either together, as a work of three volumes, of the ordinary novel size, or separately as single volumes, as shall be deemed most advisable.

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Elizabeth Gaskell, "The Life of Charlotte Brontė"
Mitsuharu Matsuoka's online e-text of the biography of Charlotte Bronte, written by Elizabeth Gaskell
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The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers.
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The Life of Charlotte Bronte, by Elizabeth Gaskell (v1chap1)
The Life of Charlotte Bronte, by Elizabeth Gaskell (v1chap1), by Elizabeth Gaskell.
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Yet Gaskell's own ambition is perhaps most clearly manifested in her writing of The Life of Charlotte Bronte. While doubtless feeling affection and ...
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The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson (Mrs. Gaskell) 1857. I: The Children Who Never Played Into the midst of the lawless yet not ...
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The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Life of Charlotte Bronte is the posthumous biography of Charlotte Brontė by fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. However, though quite frank in places, ...
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Literary Encyclopedia: The Life of Charlotte Bronte
"The Life of Charlotte Bronte." The Literary Encyclopedia. 27 Jun. 2003. Accessed 14 April 2008. <http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&uid=353> ...
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The Life of Charlotte Bronte. This is an excellent biography by Elizabeth Gaskell, not just because it’s about the most unrelentingly tragic family ever, ...
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