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Family of British novelists and poets, including Charlotte (1816-1855), Emily (1818-1848), and Anne (1820-1849). In 1846 their first publication was issued, a volume of poetry entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In 1847 Charlotte published Jane Eyre; Emily, Wuthering Heights; and Anne, Agnes Gray. Charlotte published Shirley in 1849 and Villette in 1853.
1. (Biography) Anne, pen name Acton Bell. 1820–49, English novelist; author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1847)
2. (Biography) her sister, Charlotte, pen name Currer Bell. 1816–55, English novelist, author of Jane Eyre (1847), Villette (1853), and The Professor (1857)
3. (Biography) her sister, Emily (Jane), pen name Ellis Bell. 1818–48, English novelist and poet; author of Wuthering Heights (1847)
1. Anne ( “Acton Bell” ), 1820–49, English novelist.
2. her sister Charlotte ( “Currer Bell” ), 1816–55, English novelist.
3. her sister Emily Jane ( “Ellis Bell” ), 1818–48, English novelist.
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|Noun||1.||Bronte - English novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849)|
|2.||Bronte - English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)|
|3.||Bronte - English novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855)|