Write a note on the contribution of the Bronte sisters to the english novel.

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The three sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne had written compulsively from early childhood. In 1846 they published their poems as poets under the psuedonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. The book attracted little attention, selling only two copies. The sisters returned to prose, producing a novel each in the following year. Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Eily's Wuthering Heights and Anne's Agnes Grey were published in 1847 after their long search to secure publishers.m

The novels attracted great critical attention and steadily became best-sellers, but the sisters' careers were shortened by ill-health. Emily died the following year before she could complete another novel, and Anne published her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, in 1848, a year before her death. Upon publication Jane Eyre received the most critical and commercial success of all the Brontë works, continuing to this day. Charlotte's Shirley appeared in 1849 and was followed by Vilette in 1853. Her first novel, The Professor was published posthumously in 1857; her uncompleted fragment, Emma, was published in 1860; and some of her juvenile writings remained unpublished until the late twentieth century.

They altered the way women were viewed, showing new social and psychological possibilities for women.

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The three sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne had written compulsively from early childhood. In 1846 they published their poems as poets under the psuedonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. The book attracted little attention, selling only two copies. The sisters returned to prose, producing a novel each in the following year. Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Eily's Wuthering Heights and Anne's Agnes Grey were published in 1847 after their long search to secure publishers.m

The novels attracted great critical attention and steadily became best-sellers, but the sisters' careers were shortened by ill-health. Emily died the following year before she could complete another novel, and Anne published her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, in 1848, a year before her death. Upon publication Jane Eyre received the most critical and commercial success of all the Brontë works, continuing to this day. Charlotte's Shirley appeared in 1849 and was followed by Vilette in 1853. Her first novel, The Professor was published posthumously in 1857; her uncompleted fragment, Emma, was published in 1860; and some of her juvenile writings remained unpublished until the late twentieth century.

They altered the way women were viewed, showing new social and psychological possibilities for women.

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