Online Talk: The Life of Charlotte Brontë – An Introduction

  • DATE

    1 May 2024

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



The Life of Charlotte Brontë, written by Elizabeth Gaskell, told the story of a ‘wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it’. Yet it was not without controversy when it was first published in 1857. The first biography to be written both by and about a woman writer, it remains a classic of the genre. Join Susan Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, to Discover how Elizabeth’s The Life secured the legacy, reputation and myth of Charlotte Brontë after her death.

Back by popular demand, this is the first in a series of events examining Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of novelist Charlotte Brontë and the friendship between these two giants of Victorian literature.

Part of a short season of events in partnership with The Bronte Parsonage Museum. Please note this is a repeat of the sold out 2021 talk.

‘These talks are always really good: they feel friendly, relaxed and intimate, whilst being intellectually stimulating.’ Visitor to online event

Wednesday 1 May 2024, 7-8pm

£5 per ticket