A Passionate Life
By (author) Lyndall Gordon
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Charlotte Bronte by Lyndall Gordon
Book DescriptionThis highly acclaimed biography looks beyond the insistent image of the modest Victorian lady, the slave to duty in the shadow of tombstones. Instead we see a strong, fiery woman who shaped her own life and transformed it into art. Lyndall Gordon looks at the shared gifts and class ambitions of the Bronte. family, and also at significant people-the active feminist Mary Taylor, the demanding mentor Constantin Heger, the rising publisher George Smith-whom Charlotte strove to possess in life and fiction. Drawing on unpublished letters, the "Roe Head Journal," early stories, the manuscript of Villette, and her last, unfinished novel, Lyndall Gordon explores the gaps in Charlotte Bronte..'s life. How did she arrive at her understanding of passion from a woman's point of view? Could she resolve the testing conflict between a writer's life and a seemingly incongruous marriage to the devoted curate Arthur Bell Nicholls? Looking into the shadow between the facts, Gordon takes biography into that unseen space where this woman of genius was able to live.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393314489
(236mm x 157mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 22-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lyndall Gordon
Divided Lives, Paperback (February 2015)
From the renowned and award-winning biographer of Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Charlotte Bronte and Mary Wollstonecraft among others, a universal story about mothers and daughters.
Henry James, Paperback (November 2012)
Told through the lense of Henry James's relationship with two women who particularly shaped his writing, Henry James is a unforgettable read by one of our best-loved biographers.
Imperfect Life of T. S. Eliot, Paperback (November 2012)
The most authoritative life of Eliot ever written, acclaimed biographer Lyndall Gordon brings into focus a flawed yet brilliant man.
Lives Like Loaded Guns, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Lyndall Gordon
* 'As rich as a novel by Henry James' DAILY TELEGRAPH * 'Will do nothing less than revolutionise the way Dickinson is read for years' GUARDIAN The definitive biography, out now in paperback
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Author Biography - Lyndall Gordon
Lyndall Gordon is the prize-winning author of T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life and Lives Like Loaded Guns. She is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Literature and a member of PEN. She lives in Oxford.
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