The Life of Charlotte Bronte by E.C. Gaskell


Hardcover. Condition: Good+.  1867. Smith, Elder, & Co (London). 

Bound in blue cloth, with light soiling and shelfwear on front cover. Corners bumped and rubbed. Spine very slightly cocked. Interior clean with minimal foxing. Damp stain pgs 31 to 38. On the whole in remarkable good condition for its age.

Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. Gaskell was a friend of Bronte's and, having been invited to write the official life, determined to both tell the truth and honor her friend.