Anne Brontë

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The youngest of the famous Brontë sisters, AB 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.
Detail from the long lost, now well-known, painting of Anne Brontë and her sisters  by their brother Branwell, c. 1834. She is shown from the shoulders up, at a three-quarter turn, wearing a blue dress. Her loose blonde curls fall around her face. The picture retains the crease marks from its years folded on top of a wardrobe. National Portrait Gallery
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Milestones

17 January 1820
AB , the youngest of the family, was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press, 1994.
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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.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press, 1994.
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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.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press, 1994.
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28 May 1849
AB died of consumption at Scarborough in Yorkshire.

Biography

Birth

17 January 1820
AB , the youngest of the family, was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press, 1994.
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