Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English writer.

She was educated at home, and later attended a boarding school in Mirfield, between 1836 and 1837. Anne worked as a governess between 1839 and 1845. Her poems and novels were first published under the pen name of Acton Bell.

She died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 29.


  • Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (a volume of poetry published with her sisters, 1846)
  • Agnes Grey (1847)
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)

Books about her

  • Barker, Juliet, The Brontës, 2000
  • Chitham, Edward, A Life of Anne Brontë, 1991
  • Fraser, Rebeca, The Brontës: Charlotte Brontë and her family, 1988
  • Gérin, Winifred, Anne Brontë, 1976
  • Harrison, Ada and Stanford, Derek, Anne Brontë – Her Life and Work, 1970
  • Allott, Miriam, The Brontës: The Critical Heritage, 1984
  • Chadwick, Ellis, In the Footsteps of the Brontës, 1982
  • Langland, Elizabeth, Anne Brontë: The Other One, 1989
  • Miller, Lucasta, The Brontë Myth, 2001
  • Scott, P. J. M., Anne Brontë: A New Critical Assessment, 1983
  • Wise, T. J. and Symington, J. A. (eds.), The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondences, 1932

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