The Place of Charlotte Brontë in Nineteenth Century Fiction
Author: Garnett, R.
Source: Bronte Society Transactions: The Journal of Bronte Studies, Volume 2, Part 14, 1904 , pp. 204-216(13)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The invitation to address, on the subject of Charlotte Brontë, an audience of Charlotte Brontë's country people, who, if her life could have been prolonged to the present day, would have been her friends and neighbours, and failing that are her sincere venerators and admirers, may well be regarded as both an honour and a pleasure by any to whose lot it may fall. In my case it is attended with peculiar gratification, inasmuch as, though not a native or an inhabitant of the Brontë country, I may claim some affinity with it. My ancestors, when I first encounter them, are found dwelling in the little moorland hamlet of Eldwick, in the neighbourhood of Bingley, and I was myself baptised in Bingley Parish Church. The possibility of walking from Bingley to Haworth and back in a long summer morning, was, when I was younger and more active than I am now, victoriously demonstrated by myself.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1904