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Quotes by Anne Brontë from Agnes Grey & The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë (1820 – 1849) may be less known to readers than her sisters, Charlotte and Emily, but her contribution to English literature was  significant. Following is a sampling  of quotes by Anne Brontë from Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, the only published novels of a talented  novelist and poet who died at age twenty-nine.

Anne was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, the daughter of Patrick Brontë, a clergyman, and Maria Branwell. Anne grew up in Haworth, an isolated town on the moors of Yorkshire.

She was one of six siblings raised by her father after the death of their mother. The two oldest sisters, Elizabeth and Maria, died of illness at early ages, leaving Anne, the youngest, followed by Branwell, Emily, and Charlotte. Read More→

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Quotes from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett began writing at the young age of sixteen to help the family out with finances after the death of her father. Through depression and illness, Burnett found inspiration for her work and often spent time in her garden.

A Little Princess  (1904) is the story of Sara Crewe, a young girl who loses everything dear to her. When she arrives at the private English boarding school as the richest and best-dressed girl, she’s treated like a little princess.

She gets the prettiest room, her own pony, a maid to wait on her, and the cloying attention ofMiss Minchin, the headmistress. Read More→

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