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- Anne Bronte is the least well known of the three Bronte sister novelists. Written at the same time as Jane Eyre, her first novel, Agnes Grey (1847), is the story of an unhappy governess. Her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), is considered a more ambitious and passionate work. Charlotte Bronte was disturbed by Anne's depiction of the heroine's alcoholic husband, who was based on Branwell Bronte.
- The Life of Charlotte Bronte, by Elizabeth Gaskell, was comissioned by Reverend Patrick Bronte just after Charlotte's death and was originally published in 1857. Gaskell, one of the best-known English novelists of her time, had met Charlotte in 1850, and the two became close friends. Gaskell's frank biography caused some controversy and passages were cut from it in subsequent editions. However, the first edition of the work remains in print and is today considered a classic of English literary biography.
- The poetry of Charlotte Bronte is represented in a modern Everyman edition of the Brontes' Selected Poems, along with poems by Emily, Anne, and Branwell Bronte. Published in 1985, this edition was edited by Juliet Barker, curator and librarian of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Barker is...
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