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A Week in Literary History

April 21st, 2002

English novelist Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre, 1847) is born in Thornton, Yorkshire, 1816.

brontecharlotte.jpgCharlotte Brontë, b. April 21, 1816, d. 1855

The eldest of the three writing Brontë sisters, Charlotte wrote her first two published novels under the name Currer Bell to avoid being branded and ostracized as a woman writer. She didn’t fool many readers, but Jane Eyre remains a classic of English literature all the same. Charlotte died pregnant, probably not of tuberculosis like her sisters, but of dehydration and malnourishment brought on by severe morning sickness.

Suggested Reading Novels Jane Eyre, 1847. Shirley, 1849. Villette, 1853. The Professor, 1857.

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