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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Did Charlotte have a real-life inspiration for Mr Rochester?

Skipton library marks the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë with a talk at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 September entitled Charlotte Brontë: The Stories behind the Stories.

Sue Newby from the Brontë Parsonage Museum will explore the idea that much of the author's writing has its origins in events and characters from her own life. For instance, did she really know of a “mad” wife locked away in an attic, and to what extent was the passionate, mysterious Mr Rochester inspired by a married Belgian school teacher?

Further information about the talk: email skipton.library@northyorks.gov.uk

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