Anne Brontë (/ˈbrɒnti/;[2][3] 17 Januar 1820 – 28 Mey 1849) wis a Breetish novelist an poet, the youngest member o the Brontë leeterary faimily.

Anne Brontë
A sketch o Brontë made bi her sister,
Charlotte Brontë, circa 1834
Born17 Januar 1820(1820-01-17)
West Riding of Yorkshire,
Dee'd28 Mey 1849(1849-05-28) (aged 29)
North Riding of Yorkshire,
Restin placeSt. Mary's Churchyard,
Scarborough, North Yorkshire,
Pen nameActon Bell
ThriftPoetess, novelist, governess
GenreFeection, poetry
Leeterar muivementRealism
Notable warksThe Tenant o Wildfell Haw
RelativesBrontë family

The dauchter o a puir Erse clergyman in the Kirk o Ingland, Anne Brontë lived maist o her life wi her faimily at the parish o Haworth on the Yorkshire muirs. For a couple o years she went tae a boardin schuil. At the age o 19 she left Haworth an wirked as a govreness atween 1839 an 1845. Efter leavin her teachin poseetion, she fulfilled her leeterar ambitions. She wrote a volume o poetry wi her sisters (Poems bi Currer, Ellis, an Acton Bell, 1846) an twa novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a govreness, wis published in 1847. Her seicont an last novel, The Tenant o Wildfell Haw, which is considered tae be ane o the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Anne's life wis cut short when she died o pulmonary tuberculosis at the age o 29.

Mainly acause the re-publication o The Tenant o Wildfell Haw wis preventit bi Charlotte Brontë efter Anne's daith, she is less kent than her sisters Charlotte, author o fower novels includin Jane Eyre, an Emily, author o Wutherin Hichts.[4] Houiver her novels, lik thae o her sisters, hae acome classics o Inglis leeteratur.


  1. "The Novels of Anne Brontë". Michael Armitage. Archived frae the original on 26 November 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  2. American Heritage and Collins dictionaries
  3. Columbia Encyclopedia
  4. "Ann Brontë Remembered in Scarborough". Archived frae the original on 28 Julie 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.