The Bronte Sisters

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The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, were a nineteenth-century literary family born in the village of Thornton. Later associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

All three women are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers from that time, they originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.

I’ve personally read Emily’s Wuthering Heights and Charlotte’s Jane Eyre and loved them both. I still need to read Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

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Bramwell

The girls also had a brother, Bramwell. In my opinion I believe he had a tragic life, resolving into alcoholism and laudanum. However, he was considered by his father and sisters to be a genius.

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What I’ve noticed with all three sisters, besides being great novelists, they all died young without any children.

Hopefully in the near future I will do individual posts on each sister. Telling an in depth tale on their lives.

 

 

 

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