The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell: An Introduction with Sue Newby

  • DATE

    28 July 2021

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages 13+




    Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

Welcome to the first in a series of online events with the Brontë Parsonage Museum examining Elizabeth Gaskell’s biography of novelist Charlotte Brontë. The Life of Charlotte Brontë told the story of a ‘wild, sad life and the beautiful character that grew out of it’ but 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. Discover how Elizabeth’s The Life secured the legacy, reputation and myth of Charlotte Brontë after her death with Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.