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PITHY QUOTE FROM Brontë: Letters

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(On being told that literature is not a woman's business) I trust I shall never more feel ambitious to see my name in print; if the wish should rise, I'll look at Southey's letter, and suppress it.

The Letters of Charlotte Brontë. To Robert Southey, 16 March 1837

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The Letters of Charlotte Brontë

ISBN: 978-1-57085-563-4

Language: English

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Charlotte Brontë. Photograph, c. 1854. At the Haworth Brontë Museum

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Brontë, Charlotte. The Letters of Charlotte Brontë: with a selection of letters by family and friends. Edited by Margaret Smith. 2 vols. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995-2000.


Margaret Smith is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in the Humanities, University of Birmingham.

The second volume of "The Letters of Charlotte Brontë" is as magnificent a work as we might expect from Margaret Smith, the editor of the first . . . a richness of editorial commentary and reference that is always enlightening and gripping . . . the most complete collection of letters by and to the Brontës, and, without doubt, the definitive one. . . .

—Angela Leighton
The Times Literary Supplement