Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Novelist Anne Bronte died - 1849

English novelist and poet Anne Brontë was died on May 28, 1849 in Scarborough, England. She was the youngest member of the famous Brontë literary family. The daughter of a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë was born on January 17, 1820 in Thornton, England and lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. For a couple of years she went to a boarding school. At the age of 19 she left Haworth and worked as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846) and two novels Agnes Grey (1847), based upon her experiences as a governess and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), which is considered to be one of the first feminist novels. Anne's life was cut short when she died of tuberculosis on May 28, 1849 at the age of 29 in Scarborough, England. Mainly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by her sister Charlotte after Anne's death, she is less well-known than her other siblings. However Anne’s novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

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