Anne Brontë


Born
in Thornton, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
January 17, 1820

Died
May 28, 1849

Genre

Influences


Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. Anne's two novels, written in a sharp and ironic style, are completely different from the romanticism followed by her sisters, Emily Brontë and Charlotte Brontë. She wrote in a realistic, rather than a romantic style. Mainly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after Anne's death, she is less known than her sisters. However, her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

The daughter of a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. In Elizabeth Gaskell's bi
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“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
Anne Bronte

“It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.”
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“Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.”
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, 1848, 542 pages, Group read: 2013, 2015
 
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, 1952, 132 pages, Group read: 2017
 
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 1814, 560 pages, Group read: 2012
 
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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 1951, 560 pages, Group read: 2012
 
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