Anne Brontë (7 January 1820 – 28 May 1849 / Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England)
Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.
The daughter of 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. For a couple of years she went to a boarding school. At the age of nineteen, she left Haworth working as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and in short succession she wrote two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in ... more »
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- A Fragment
- A Hymn
- A Prayer
- A Prisoner in a Dungeon Deep
- A Reminiscence
- A Voice From The Dungeon
- A Word To The Calvinists
- A Word To The 'Elect'
- Alexander And Zenobia
- An Orphan's Lament
- Call Me Away
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All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble o...Anne Brontë (1820-1849), British novelist, poet. Agnes Grey, ch. 1 (1847). Opening words.
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