Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Brontë - Fame and Fortune

Wednesday 22 May 2024

An online talk in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell's House.

An online talk in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell's House.

Literary success brought great acclaim to authors Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Brontë; their debut novels, 'Mary Barton' and 'Jane Eyre', attracted huge public attention. Both found themselves thrust into a new world of Victorian celebrity.
 
So, how did these two gifted writers handle their new-found fame? Was Elizabeth Gaskell always keen for company? How did Charlotte Brontë’s legendary shyness affect her experience? And what did the world make of these two very different women?
 
Join Anthony Burton from the Gaskell Society and Andrew Stodolny from the Brontë Parsonage Museum for a look at the celebrity world of two giants of English literature.

This talk is the last in our season of events about Charlotte Bront
ë and Elizabeth Gaskell in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell’s house.

Date: Wednesday 22 May, 7pm - 8pm (BST)
Tickets: £5

This online event will take place via Zoom. This is a live event and will not be recorded.

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