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Anne Brontë

(1820–1849) British novelist and poet Agnes Grey (1847) FictionThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) Fiction Agnes Grey (1847) Fiction The Tenant of Wildfell ...

Brontë, Anne

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Anne ( 1820–1849 ) British novelist and poet Agnes Grey ( 1847 ) Fiction The Tenant of Wildfell Hall ( 1848 ) Fiction...

Brontë, Anne

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Anne ( 1820–49 ) English novelist and poet . The youngest of the Brontë sisters, she became a governess, an experience reflected in Agnes Grey ( 1847 ). All of her work was published under the male pseudonym Acton Bell and her best-known novel is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall ( 1848...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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...was ‘naturally sensitive, reserved and dejected’. The novel may be read as a scathing indictment of sexual double standards enshrined in marriage law and the educational system. Anne died of tuberculosis at Scarborough, where she was buried. See The Poems of Anne Brontë , ed. E. Chitham (1979) ; E. Langland , Anne Bronte (1989) ; E. Chitham , A Life of Anne Brontë ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Anne ( 1820–49 ) Novelist and poet, sister of Charlotte and Emily Brontë . She was educated largely at home, where, as the youngest of the motherless family, she may have fallen under the Wesleyan influence of her Aunt Branwell, who is thought to have encouraged her tendency to religious introspection. Emily and Anne invented the imaginary world of Gondal, the setting of many of their poems. Anne became a governess in 1839 ; her recollections of her experiences with the over‐indulged young children and the worldly older children of the two...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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..., Anne ( ‘Acton Bell’ ) ( 1820–49 ), novelist and poet : b. Thornton ; lives at Haworth 1820–49 ; educ. Mirfield and Dewsbury ; governess at Mirfield 1839 , at Thorpe Green Hall 1841–5 ; visits London ( City : Cornhill) 1848 ; d. and is buried at Scarborough ; commemorated in London ( Westminster Abbey ) and Haworth . Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell 1846 , Agnes Grey 1847 , The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1848 . • see also feature entry (233–4)...

Anne Brontë

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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...Anne Brontë Anne Brontë (‘Acton Bell’, 1820–49 ) was born on 17 January 1820 at the parsonage in Market Street, Thornton , the sixth and youngest child of Revd Patrick Brontë and his wife Mrs Maria Brontë . She was baptized at Thornton on 25 March 1820 by her father's friend Revd William Morgan , with Elizabeth Firth (later Mrs Elizabeth Franks ) and Frances Outhwaite as her godmothers. By 20 April 1820 the family had moved to Haworth , where Mr Brontë had been appointed perpetual curate. After their mother's death, the Brontë children were...

poetry by Anne Brontë

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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...of iambs to mark key points in her dialogue. In her best poems, Anne does not require ‘the indulgences of affection’ that the critic of the Athenaeum patronizingly bestowed upon her in July 1846 ; her work deserves and repays critical attention. Chitham ABP . Frawley, Maria , Anne Brontë (1996). Gérin, Winifred , Anne Brontë (1959). Thormählen, Marianne , The Brontës and Religion (1999). Wise, T. J. , and Symington, J. A. , The Poems of Emily Jane and Anne Brontë ...

Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë  

(1820–1849) British novelist and poetAgnes Grey (1847) FictionThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) FictionAgnes Grey (1847) FictionThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) Fiction
Mrs Maria Brontë

Mrs Maria Brontë  

(1783–1821)wife of Revd Patrick Brontë; 8th child of Thomas and Anne Branwell (see branwell family), and brought up in their comfortable Penzance home. Early in 1812 she travelled to ...
handwriting and Brontë signatures

handwriting and Brontë signatures  

Branwell Brontë and his sisters used a minute print-style script, usually in ink, in their juvenilia, private writings such as Diary Papers, and some poem drafts. Anne forms most of ...
musical settings of Brontë poems

musical settings of Brontë poems  

Relatively few Brontë poems have been set to music by remarkably few composers: 34 texts by Charlotte, Branwell, Anne, and Emily in settings by fourteen British and American composers are ...
Anne Askew

Anne Askew  

*Devoir by Charlotte Brontë (2 June 1842), (MS in Huntington). Subtitled ‘Imitation [of Eudorus]’, it is modelled on a passage from the vicomté de Chateaubriand's The Martyrs (Les Martyrs), which ...
There's little joy in life for me

There's little joy in life for me  

By Charlotte Brontë (21 June 1849); published under the title ‘On the Death of Anne Brontë’, The Woman at Home (Dec. 1896). The draft manuscript has many uncancelled variants. Charlotte's ...
Confidence

Confidence  

(‘Oppressed with sin’), poem by Anne Brontë (1 June 1845), written at Thorp Green, soon after two poems expressing rebellion and despair. Anne acknowledges her depression and weakness, but affirms ...
Robinson family of Thorp Green

Robinson family of Thorp Green  

Where Anne Brontë was employed as a governess. Lydia Mary Robinson (b. 1825), eldest daughter of Revd Edmund Robinson, may have ceased being Anne's pupil in 1843. She made a ...
Alexandrina Zenobia

Alexandrina Zenobia  

Speaker of four of Anne Brontë's poems and possibly the same character as ‘Alexandria Zenobia Hybernia’ in Anne's list of Gondal characters. She may also be ‘Alexandria’, the mother of ...
I will not mourn thee, lovely one

I will not mourn thee, lovely one  

By Anne Brontë (Dec. 1842). Written soon after William Weightman's death. Anne does not mourn the dead man, for he knew little of sin or pain, and has attained the ...
Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846

Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846  

In the autumn of 1845 Charlotte Brontë discovered a manuscript ‘volume of verse in … Emily's handwriting’. The poems stirred her heart like the sound of a trumpet, and with ...
juvenilia of the Brontës

juvenilia of the Brontës  

A part from the juvenilia or early writings of Jane Austen, the Brontë juvenilia are the most famous in English literature. They are not only extraordinarily abundant, having occupied their ...
Anne Isabella Thackeray

Anne Isabella Thackeray  

(‘Anny’)later Lady Ritchie (1837–1919), elder daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, Charlotte Brontë's literary hero. Because of their mother's mental illness, Anne and her sister Minny spent ...

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