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Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will

Morgan Library & Museum, New York


From the time Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre was first published in 1847, readers have been drawn to the orphan protagonist who declared herself ‘a free human being with an independent will.’ Like her most famous fictional creation, Brontë herself took bold steps throughout her life in pursuit of personal and professional fulfilment. This exhibition, presented on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of Brontë’s birth, traces her creative path from reluctant governess to published poet to commanding novelist. Read more.

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