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4.0 out of 5 stars From the voice of a friend, 24 Jan. 2011
This review is from: The Life of Charlotte Brontė (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
As with all family friends there is some degree of bias in a story that they will tell pending on who they preferred in the family. I have read a good number of biographies on the Bronte sisters and Gaskell's does portray a poor representation of the father of the Bronte Sisters and this is based on personal dislike as opposed to fact.
But on the flip side of this you get a context and a tone that you do not from other Bronte biographers, in that Gaskell personally knew Charlotte, knew her sisters and had experience of her life at the Parsonage, and for that reason it is essential reading for those wanting an insight into the life at the Parsonage. As those who visit the Parsonage on literary pilgrimages know there is very much a lack of detail in the museum itself and even fewer helpful guides. So prior to visiting the Parsonage this is an ideal companion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing., 2 Feb. 2013
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One of my favourite works. I've read it a couple of times in the past and thoroughly enjoyed Elizabeth Gaskell's insight into the Bronte family. Also loved the picture she painted of Haworth and its people. Bought as a Christmas present for a young Australian friend who recently came over and visited Haworth. She loves it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Feb. 2015
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This item arrived within the expected timescale and was exactly what I ordered. Thank you.
I am enjoying reading about the life of Charlotte Bronte written by someone who had met and knew her. Fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Life of Charlotte Bronte, 19 April 2014
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It was wonderful to read about her life story. I am very pleased to have had this opportunity to read it.
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The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Oxford World's Classics) by Elizabeth Gaskell (Paperback - 25 Jun. 2009)
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