Anne Brontë

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Anne Brontë

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born
in Thornton, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
January 17, 1820

died
May 28, 1849

gender
female

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Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. Anne's two novels, written in a sharp and ironic style, are completely different from the romanticism followed by her sisters, Emily Brontë and Charlotte Brontë. She wrote in a realistic, rather than a romantic style. Mainly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after Anne's death, she is less known than her sisters. However, her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

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. In Elizabeth Gaskell's bi
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More books by Anne Brontë…
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
Anne Brontë

“It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.”
Anne Brontë

“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
Anne Brontë, Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters

Polls

January 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our January 2015 Old School Classics group read?

1851, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, 257 pages
 
  14 votes, 22.2%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  11 votes, 17.5%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  8 votes, 12.7%

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  4 votes, 6.3%

1894, The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling, 368 pages
 
  4 votes, 6.3%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

1830, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 607 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

1895, Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane, 272 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

1847, Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, 251 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

1869, The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain, 560 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.6%

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