Page wall post by The Brontë Society - The Brontë Society: Shirley published 26 October 1849. The first reviewer declared the opening chapter 'vulgar ... unnecessary ... disgusting' and divined...
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Persons of significance
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:00 PM
Published author, romantic, supporter of education for women, pamphleteer and speaker on social concerns: this is Patrick Brontë. What was his relationship with his third daughter, Charlotte? How was she influenced by his achievements? This talk also asks why his reputation was so sullied by his attempt to have Charlotte's life and work more widely understood.