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Brontë, Anne (1820–49) Novelist and poet, 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

sister of Charlotte *Brontë 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. As a child she was particularly close to Emily; together they invented the imaginary world of Gondal, the setting of many of their poems. Anne accompanied Charlotte to Roe Head in ... ...

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