Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816.
Her mother died in 1821, leaving her with her father,
Rev. Patrick Bronte. In 1824, Charlotte was enrolled
in a girl’s school for children of the clergy,
but was brought home the next year when two of her
sisters died. After that, she went to school off and
on, and for a time held a governess’ position.
In 1842, she went to Brussels to complete her
studies. In 1846, Charlotte and her sisters began
writing, Charlotte under the pseudonym Currer Bell.
She did not reveal her true identity until 1848.
Shortly after that, her brother and sisters Emily and
Ann died. Charlotte continued writing, and was
proposed to in 1852 by the Rev. A.B. Nichols. At
first she refused, but eventually she married him, in
1854. The same year she caught pneumonia and
List Of Works:
Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton
Bell - 1846
Jane Eyre: An Autobiography -
Shirley: A Tale - 1849
Villete - 1853
The Professor: A Tale - 1857
The Twelve Adventurers and Other
Stories - 1925 (posthumous)
The Legends of Angria - 1971
Updated on: Sunday, August
30, 1998 05:08:35 PM