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Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Brontė (1816-1855) was an English novelist and poet, and the eldest of the three Brontė sisters. Her experiences in boarding schools, as a governess and a teacher eventually became the basis of her novels. Under pseudonyms the sisters published their first novels; Charlotte's first published novel, Jane Eyre (1847), written under a non de plume, was an immediate literary success. During the writing of her second novel all of her siblings died. With the publication of Shirley (1849)...See more