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Charlotte Bronte

A Passionate Life
  • Author
    • Lyndall Gordon
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In this groundbreaking and unconventional biography, Lyndall Gordon dismantles the insistent image of Charlotte Bronte as a modest Victorian lady, the slave to duty in the shadow of tombstones, revealing instead a strong and fiery woman who shaped her own life and transformed it into art.

'Sensitive, open-minded, vivid, full of psychological insight, [Gordon's] book is a brilliant reappraisal of Charlotte Bronte's life, work, and the flow between the two . . . It is also a deeply moving story' Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times

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  • Published: Sep 04 2008
  • Pages: 480
  • 196 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9781844084722
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Press Reviews

  • Jan Marsh, New Statesman
    An exemplary biography: brisk but attentive to all nuance; lucid and open in its judgements; wearing its learning lightly but visibly
  • Mark Bostridge, TES
    Brilliant and powerful . . . [Gordon] brings us the closest we are ever likely to get to an understanding of the source of Charlotte Bronte's creative genius . . . Bronte biography has, at last, come of age