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Ways with Words 2 - Claire Harman – Charlotte Brontë 200 Years On
20 July 2016 3:00 pm
Helmsley Arts Centre, Meeting House Ct, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire YO62 5DW, UK
Claire Harman looks at the life and legacy of Charlotte Brontë on the 200th anniversary of her birth in 1816. Her acclaimed biography paints the author as a literary visionary, trailblazer of feminism and driving force behind the whole family. She took charge of the family’s precarious finances when her brother succumbed to opium addiction. She also travelled throughout Europe, where she met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. Above all, she created new kinds of heroine inspired by herself and her life: fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions.