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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)


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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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2.Bronte - English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
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Browning, 1806- Charlotte Bronte, Carlyle, 1795-1881.
1848: Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, died.
The Bronte Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects examines artifacts from the Haworth parsonage where the sisters lived most of their lives and created their novels, using these artifacts to illustrate a key aspect of their lives and works.
Bronte Doyne, 19, spent the weeks before her death trying to convince medics she was desperately sick after researching her condition online.
THIS | week marked the 160th anniversary of the death of Charlotte Bronte.
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As Lucy vanquishes Mrs Sweeny in order to rise, Bronte sets in train a number of oblique narratives demonstrating how Ireland remains contiguous to Villette's preoccupation with the probing of national allegiances.
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1816: Charlotte Bronte, eldest of the three Bronte Sisters and author of Jane Eyre, was born in Thornton, Yorkshire.
1 ( ANI ): Anne Bronte, sister of Charlotte and Emily, has been given a new gravestone after 164 years to correct a mistake in the original.
You all know what I mean by Bronte Country, that untamed and rugged landscape around Haworth in the North Riding of Yorkshire, made famous by Emily of that ilk.
This paper offers a brief look at some of the meanings, spiritual and otherwise, upon which Emily Bronte may have reflected as she wrote and how these are apparent in her abundant use of three.