Charlotte Brontë

Portrait by [[George Richmond (painter)|George Richmond]]<br />(1850, chalk on paper) Charlotte Brontë (, commonly ; 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English literature. She is best known for her novel ''Jane Eyre'', which she published under the gender neutral pen name Currer Bell. ''Jane Eyre'' went on to become a success in publication, and is widely held in high regard in the gothic fiction genre of literature.

She enlisted in school at Roe Head, Mirfield, in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. In 1839, she undertook the role of governess for the Sidgwick family, but left after a few months to return to Haworth, where the sisters opened a school but failed to attract pupils. Instead, they turned to writing and they each first published in 1846 under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Although her first novel, ''The Professor'', was rejected by publishers, her second novel, ''Jane Eyre'', was published in 1847. The sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms in 1848, and by the following year were celebrated in London literary circles.

Charlotte Brontë was the last to die of all her siblings. She became pregnant shortly after her wedding in June 1854 but died on 31 March 1855, almost certainly from hyperemesis gravidarum, a complication of pregnancy which causes excessive nausea and vomiting. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
    Published 1973
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
    Published 1984
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
    Published 1978
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
    Published 1943
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
    Published 1968
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
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    by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
    Published 1969
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