Friday, October 30, 2015

The Bronte Trio

Author Spotlight

I have decided to start back doing this feature by choosing three authors in one: the Bronte sisters.

When we hear the name Bronte, two names come to mind: Charlotte and Emily. There's a tendency to forget or maybe not heard of the third sister, Anne, who was also a writer. The Bronte Sisters were British authors of both poetry and novels. They had a brother Branwell, as well as two older sisters who unfortunately died in childhood.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte:
~ Born on 4/21/1816 and died 3/31/1855
~ Eldest of the Bronte sisters
~ Originally published her works under the pen name, Currer Bell
~ Best known for Jane Eyre
~ Other novels are Shirley, Villette, and The Professor

Facts about Emily Bronte:
~ Born 7/30/1818 and died 12/19/1848
~ Used the pen name Ellis Bell
~ Only novel was Wuthering Heights
~ Wrote mostly poetry

Facts about Anne Bronte:
~ Born 1/17/1820 and died 5/28/1849
~ Youngest of the Bronte sisters and Bronte family
~ Wrote under the pen name Acton Bell
~ Published a volume of poetry with her sisters
~ Wrote two novels: Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Did You Know?
The Bronte sisters first wrote under male pennames but maintained their initials in them (as you can see above).

The Bronte Sisters: Charlotte, Anne and Emily

I personally have read both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. I did like Wuthering Heights, but Jane Eyre not so much. Keep in mind that I had to read Jane Eyre for school as part of summer reading, either for freshman or sophomore year in high school.
Happy Reading and Keep on Writing!

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