Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

Autograph Letter to Ellen Nussey
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Brontë sent this letter to her life-long school friend, Ellen Nussey. She thanks her friend for a birthday gift, admitting "I had forgotten all about your birthday and mine, till your letter arrived to remind me of it." Brontë also relates family news, and asks about a planned visit in the fall.

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Charlotte Brontë. Autograph Letter to Ellen Nussey. April 21, 1844.
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early role models
entering the literary market
learned poets
getting into print
charlotte bronte and george eliot
sin and sensation
new women
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L.T. Meade
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