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The youngest of the famous Brontë sisters, Anne Brontë has had the slightest reputation among the three for her output of poetry and two novels. Recently, however, her fiction's importance and influence has begun to be recognized, particularly for its incisive and detailed portrayal of the oppression of middle-class Victorian women.
17 January 1820 AB, the youngest of the family, was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
Late June 1848 AB's second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, was published in three volumes by Thomas Cautley Newby under the pseudonym 'Acton Bell'. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 July 1848 Newby's advertisement of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in the US as the work of Currer Bell prompted Charlotte and AB to make a sudden trip to London to refute the claim. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 May 1849 AB died of consumption at Scarborough in Yorkshire.
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