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A-level English - The Gothic Novel: Charlotte Brontë

A guide to resources on the Gothic novel; the origins, indicators, authors and books, compiled by your librarians.

Charlotte Brontë (1816 - 1855)

Charlotte Brontë; Painted by Evert A. Duyckinck, based on a drawing by George Richmond.

Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire England in 1816, the third of six children and the eldest of the famous Bronte sisters. More information on the author from the image link above....

Trailer of the 2011 movie version

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Further reading

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is an orphan who while living with her aunt and her family experiences isolation,  a sense of injustice and not belonging. She is sent away to a charity boarding school called Lowood and meets Helen a friend who values and esteems her. Later when she becomes a young women she applies for a job as a governess and is accepted by Mr. Rochester to teach his ward Adele. Click on book image to read more about it.  

BBC Drama

The Novel / Adaptations

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