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By Margaret Smith

This quantity covers the interval from 1852 until eventually Charlotte Bront?s tragically early demise in March 1855. We learn of her lengthy fight to accomplish Villette, and her indignation while Harriet Martineau reveals in it proof that her brain is "full of the topic of 1 passion-love." whole texts of many letters to Mrs. Gaskell light up Charlotte's friendship with the fellow-novelist who was once to be her biographer. next letters touchingly show her love for her husband, her "tenderest nurse" in the course of her final disease.

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I have not heard a word from Miss Martineau2 and conclude her silence is of no good omen. With kind regards to your Mother and Sisters I am sincerely yours C Bronte¨ MS BPM SG 44. W & S 740. Address: not in MS. PM: not in MS. Date: The content shows that this letter was written in 1852. CB misdates ‘1851’. 1. The nature of the ‘copy’ is unclear. Possibly George Smith had sent to CB a copy of a letter to Miss Martineau about his dissatisfaction with Oliver Weld. 2. CB had not heard from her since Miss Martineau received the letter quoted by CB in her letter to Smith of 1 Jan.

I and ii to Smith, Elder CB sends Villette MS vol. p. CB with the Nusseys at Brookroyd CB correcting proof-sheets of Villette A. B. Nicholls proposes marriage. Mr Bronte¨’s hostile reaction and apoplectic symptoms make it impossible for CB to accept the proposal CB’s last visit to London; she stays with the Smiths, correcting the proofs of Villette Gift-copies of Villette sent out Villette by Currer Bell published in three volumes by Smith, Elder and Co. Reviews of Villette are on the whole favourable, except for those in the high church journals CB declines to visit Harriet Martineau, and breaks oV her friendship CB visits Mrs Gaskell in Manchester With the Gaskells, CB sees Twelfth Night CB with the Nusseys at Brookroyd Mr Nicholls leaves Haworth for the south of England, before taking up his curacy at Kirk Smeaton, Yorks.

Wise were well aware of the laws of copyright. Shorter charmed his way into Mr Nicholls’s good will, and on 23 November 1895 purchased the copyright in MSS which passed through his hands, paying Mr Nicholls £150. In fact most of Nicholls’s manuscripts were passed on to Wise, and Nicholls was again distressed by the unscrupulous use of letters, when Charlotte’s description of his breakdown at the Whitsuntide service was printed in Sotheby’s catalogue for 28 February 1896 (and later printed in CBCircle).

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