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Charlotte Brontë : a writer's life

Author: Rebecca Fraser
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Pegasus books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte's first biographer, attempted to clear Charlotte of the charges of passionate immorality that were leveled at her - as an unmarried woman no less. Rebecca Fraser, 130 years later, places Charlotte's life within the framework of contemporary attitudes towards woman, and addresses how attitudes and perceptions of Charlotte have (or haven't) changed since the Victorian era. An invaluable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fraser, Rebecca.
Charlotte Brontë.
New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2008
(OCoLC)191245978
Named Person: Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Fraser
OCLC Number: 760720466
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 543 pages)
Contents: Origins --
Early youth: Haworth and Cowan Bridge --
That visionary region of imagination --
The Misses Wooler's School at the Roe Head --
Minds out of the same mould --
My dreams, the Gods of my religion --
The slave of feeling --
Governessing --
The Pensionnat Heger --
THe Black Swan --
A too still existence --
Literary exertion --
Writing Jane Eyre --
'Conventionality is not morality' --
Dark shadows --
Shirley --
The She-Artist --
New friendships --
Villette --
The eye of a rebel --
Marriage --
The final months --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Rebecca Fraser.

Abstract:

"Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte's first biographer, attempted to clear Charlotte of the charges of passionate immorality that were leveled at her - as an unmarried woman no less. Rebecca Fraser, 130 years later, places Charlotte's life within the framework of contemporary attitudes towards woman, and addresses how attitudes and perceptions of Charlotte have (or haven't) changed since the Victorian era. An invaluable contribution to Bronte scholarship, Fraser's biography brings forth only admiration for a woman prepared to stand out against some of the cruelest Victorian ideas about her sex."--Jacket

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