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Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë (/ˈbrɒnti/, commonly /ˈbrɒnteɪ/) was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. The daughter of Patrick Brontë, a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the... show more
Anne Brontë (/ˈbrɒnti/, commonly /ˈbrɒnteɪ/) was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.

The daughter of Patrick Brontë, a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. She also attended a boarding school in Mirfield between 1836 and 1837. At 19 she left Haworth and worked as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She published a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Like her poems, both her novels were first published under the masculine penname of Acton Bell. Anne's life was cut short when she died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 29.

Partly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after Anne's death, she is not as well known as her sisters Charlotte, author of four novels including Jane Eyre, and Emily, author of Wuthering Heights. However, her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.
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Birth date: January 17, 1820
Died: May 28, 1849
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
TITLE: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall AUTHOR: Anne Bronte DATE PUBLISHED: 1996 (originally 1848) FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780140434743 ____________________________ DESCRIPTION: "This is the story of a woman's struggle for independence. Helen "Graham" has returned to Wildfell Hall in fl...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
TITLE: Agnes Grey AUTHOR: Anne Brontë DATE PUBLISHED: 2004 [First Published 1847] ___________________ DESCRIPTION: Agnes Grey is the touching story of a young girl who decides to enter the world as a governess, but whose bright illusions of acceptance, freedom...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-06)I read "Agnes Grey" after a visit to the Mosteiros dos Jerónimos, supposing I ought to try the lesser known sister after reading so much of Charlotte's work and of course “Wuthering Heights.” What a wonderful surprise. Anne had me at "...she would rather live in a cottag...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 6 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-04)“The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” has received a lot of scholarly attention more recently, it has various depths beyond the exploration of domestic violence. She was partly not appreciated because her sister openly and strongly disagreed with the subject matter of the novel ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 6 years ago
Ok. Anne is my favourite Brontë now, hands down. Her social commentary was decades before the times opinions and all around relevant still (sadly for the most part). There is nothing over the top or sensational here. There is a lot of spousal abuse and neglect going around, but the fact that it's ...
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