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Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell by Charlotte Bronte
  

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

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Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell by Charlotte Bronte

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Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronté 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’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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Book Info

Publication date

20th August 2015

Author

Charlotte Bronte

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Publisher

Sagwan Press

Format

Hardback
172 pages

Categories

Jurisprudence & general issues
Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Literary studies: general
Poetry by individual poets
Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781298867070

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