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Charlotte Brontë: A Life by Claire Harman, book review

Moral dilemmas: Charlotte Brontë portrait by George Richmond Rex Features

A revelatory biography shows Charlotte Brontë cramped by Victorian conformity Few writers have inspired as many biographies as Charlotte Brontë, beginning with Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic life, published in 1857, only two years after its subject’s death. What has come to be known as the Brontë story went on to imprint …

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