A sketch o Brontë made bi her sister,
Charlotte Brontë, circa 1834
|Born||17 Januar 1820|
West Riding of Yorkshire,
|Dee'd||28 Mey 1849 (aged 29)|
North Riding of Yorkshire,
|Restin place||St. Mary's Churchyard,|
Scarborough, North Yorkshire,
|Pen name||Acton Bell|
|Thrift||Poetess, novelist, governess|
|Notable warks||The Tenant o Wildfell Haw|
The dauchter o a puir Erse clergyman in the Kirk o Ingland, Anne Brontë lived maist o her life wi her faimily at the parish o Haworth on the Yorkshire muirs. For a couple o years she went tae a boardin schuil. At the age o 19 she left Haworth an wirked as a govreness atween 1839 an 1845. Efter leavin her teachin poseetion, she fulfilled her leeterar ambitions. She wrote a volume o poetry wi her sisters (Poems bi Currer, Ellis, an Acton Bell, 1846) an twa novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a govreness, wis published in 1847. Her seicont an last novel, The Tenant o Wildfell Haw, which is considered tae be ane o the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Anne's life wis cut short when she died o pulmonary tuberculosis at the age o 29.
Mainly acause the re-publication o The Tenant o Wildfell Haw wis preventit bi Charlotte Brontë efter Anne's daith, she is less kent than her sisters Charlotte, author o fower novels includin Jane Eyre, an Emily, author o Wutherin Hichts. However her novels, lik those o her sisters, hae acome classics o Inglis leeteratur.