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The life of Charlotte Brontë. With an introd. and notes by Clement K. Shorter. by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English


  • Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

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Edition Notes

SeriesLife and works of the sisters Brontë, v. 7
ContributionsShorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.
LC ClassificationsPR4168 G3 1900
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL13520883M

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