One book I must read again and again has been written long ago, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronté.
Writer Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England. Said to be the most dominant and ambitious of the Brontës, Charlotte was raised in a strict Anglican home by her clergyman father and a religious aunt after her mother and two eldest siblings died. She and her sister Emily attended the Clergy Daughter’s School at Cowan Bridge, but were largely educated at home. Though she tried to earn a living as both a governess and a teacher, Brontë missed her sisters and eventually returned home.
A writer all her life, Brontë published her first novel, Jane Eyre, in 1847 under the manly pseudonym Currer Bell. Though controversial in its criticism of society’s treatment of impoverished women, the book was an immediate hit. She followed the success with Shirley in 1848 and Vilette in 1853.
Death and Legacy
The deaths of the Brontë siblings are almost as notable as their literary legacy. Her brother, Branwell, and Emily died in 1848, and Anne died the following year.
In 1854, Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, but died the following year during her pregnancy, on March 31, 1855, in Haworth, Yorkshire, England. The first novel she ever wrote, The Professor, was published posthumously in 1857.
To read more on their lives, try this site: http://www.biography.com/people/charlotte-bront%C3%AB-11919959#awesm=~oIvNTRu1yMdutE
If you are a Bronté fan, please tell me in your comments. I was quite disillusioned when one historian mentioned the possibility of Charlotte poisoning her two sisters, Emily and Ann because both of these sisters were not rejected by publishers, whilst Charlotte’s first attempt was unsuccessful. I would like to know your thoughts. Thank you for reading.