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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.
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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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(ˈbrɒn ti)

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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Noun1.Bronte - English novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849)
2.Bronte - English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
3.Bronte - English novelistBronte - English novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855)
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139-146) And again, she bare the Cyclopes, overbearing in spirit, Brontes, and Steropes and stubborn-hearted Arges (6), who gave Zeus the thunder and made the thunderbolt: in all else they were like the gods, but one eye only was set in the midst of their fore-heads.
I really couldn't exist without the Brontes! Don't you love them?
From its publication in 1857 The Life's status as a classic of literary biography has rarely been challenged; its popularity helped to establish the Victorian myth of the Brontes as Romantic archetypes of solitude and imagination, and its presentation of the Yorkshire moors as a matrix fructifying the Brontes' creativity echoes, albeit with diminished resonance, in Pater's, Swinburne's, and Mary Robinson's late nineteenth-century "Appreciations" of the Brontes.
Another modern development has been the group biography of a family or small body of close associates, such as Rebecca Fraser's The Brontes.
The Bewitched Parsonage (1950) is a study of the Brontes. The House Under Arcturus (1941) is an autobiography.
His prose works include Essays and Studies (1875), Miscellanies (1886), and astute critical writings on many modern writers including Blake, the Brontes, and Dickens.
We're all out of Jane - so back to Brontes I SEE the last remnants of Jane Austen are being wrung out by ITV.
He was well known to local journalists who would contact him about his knowledge of the Brontes, the Chartists and the Luddites and he was active in the bid to save the Red House Museum in Gomersal.
"Before Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Agnes Grey there was Maria and her great love, Patrick Bronte. In modern terms it's the back story, the prequel, to the Brontes we know."
Cathy cried it to Heathcliffe, In Brontes wuthering heights.
Synopsis: Set in and around the town of Haworth it gives a dual introduction to tourists, visitors, and lovers of the literature generated by the Brontes when they are exploring this unique area of Yorkshire and walk in the footsteps of those who knew and loved this town and its moorlands two hundred years ago.
Rowling and include topics such as dysfunctional families in the Brontes' novels, Haruki Murakami's acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase, Elizabeth Gaskell's ghostly short stories and Harry Potter's Afterlives.