We all have heard of Wuthering Heights and the famous author Emily Bronte. And who can forget Charlotte's Jane Eyre. But who remembers Anne Bronte who wrote Agnes Grey and Tenant of Wildfell Hall? On this day in 1820, Anne Bronte, the youngest of the six Bronte children was born in Yorkshire, England.
Anne was educated at home and worked as a governess during the time Emily and Charlotte were in Brussels studying school administration with the intent of opening a school. However, that idea failed. Which is good for us. For they found another love--poetry. By chance, Charlotte discovered poems her sister had written, and they self-published Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in 1846. Unfortunately, the book only sold two copies. This did not deter the sisters. Jane Eyre was published in 1847. Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey were printed later in that year. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was published in 1848. This novel explored a young man who ruined his family because of alcoholism. Sadly, Anne died the following year at the age of 29 from tuberculosis.
Have any of you read Anne's work? Or what do you think of Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre?