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Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire. The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors. They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.

Once Charlotte's informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwell's art education. Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didn't like to be away from home for too long. The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names — there was a lot of prejudice against women writers. The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels. Charlotte's best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius. Charlotte really knew how to make characters and situations come alive.

Charlotte's life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49. She married her father's curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.

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Jane Eyre
Puffin Classics
by Charlotte Bronte
from Puffin Books
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 8th-Adult
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Jane Eyre
Everyman's Library
by Charlotte Bronte
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte
from Dover Publications
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
from Penguin Classics
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Jane Eyre - Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Jill M. Wilson
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 9th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Jane Eyre - Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Jill M. Wilson
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 9th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: B18-14B)
Jane Eyre - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 11th-12th Grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: B18-06A)
Shirley and The Professor
by Charlotte Bronte
from Everyman's Library
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Villette
Everyman's Library
by Charlotte Bronte
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Villette
Penguin Classics
by Charlotte Bronte
from Penguin Classics
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)