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Anne Brontë, Author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë (January 17, 1820 – May 28, 1849) was a British author born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, the daughter of Patrick Brontë, a clergyman, and Maria Branwell. She followed in her older sisters’ (Charlotte and Emily Brontë) paths by delving into the literary world as a novelist and poet.

Along with her sisters and brother 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.

Anne was only about a year old when their mother died of cancer. The children’s aunt Elizabeth Branwell acted as a surrogate parent and helped inspire Anne spiritually, as their relationship was the closest of all. Read More→

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