Thursday, August 2, 2007
Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
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Charlotte Bronte was a British author, 1816-1855. She was born at Thornton in Yorkshire, eldest surviving daughter of a clergyman, Patrick Bronte (who had changed his surname from Brunty or Prunty). In 1820, the family moved to the now world-famous rectory at Haworth, where the children created their own fantasy world which would inspire them to take up writing. In 1835, Charlotte returned to her former school to work as a teacher, a career in which she continued, on and off, for several years. In 1846, she and her two younger sisters, Anne and Emily published a joint collection of poetry, under male pseudonyms, Charlotte going by the name of Currer Bell. Her novels are: Jane Eyre, published 1847; Shirley, published 1849; Villette, published 1853; and The Professor, published 1857. In 1854, Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, a curate, and became pregnant, but died in the following year. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Charlotte Bronte.]
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