Banner depicting Haworth in Yorkshire, England, the Bronte parsonnage, and the moors

A web page by Meredith Birmingham


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)  and her sisters Emily Bronte (1818-1848) and Anne Bronte (1820-1849) have charmed, inspired, and even shocked readers from the Victorian age to the present.  Raised in Haworth, Yorkshire, the three sisters produced such classics as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.  Influenced by British Romantic poets like Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron, the Brontes produced a cast of unforgettable characters such as the devoted governess, Jane Eyre, and the lovers, Heathcliff, Cathy, and Hareton.  The Bronte Family website explores the lives, literature, and art of these important Victorian women writers.

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Painting of Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte by Branwell Bronte

From left to right: Anne, Emily, and Charlotte

This picture of the three Bronte sisters was painted by Branwell Bronte. He had painted himself into the picture, but painted himself out later. There is still an outline of his form in the pillar.

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