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Anne Bronte was an English author and a member of the famous Bronte family of writers. She is best known for writing the classic 19th-century novels “Agnes Grey” and “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.” Both of these books are about how Victorian England treated women and how they were treated in society. She was the youngest daughter of Patrick Bronte, a poor Irish priest in the Church of England. Her childhood was very hard, and she lost her mother when she was young. After that, two of her older sisters died within a short time of each other. She was raised by the sister of her mother, and her father and aunt taught her most of what she knew at home. Her father had a big library, and Anne, Charlotte, and Emily grew up reading the Bible, Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, Scott, and many other books. She became a governess when she was still in her teens to help support her family financially. The job was awful, and when she was fired, she had to go back home. She was interested in writing from a young age. Her hard job as a governess gave her ideas for her novel, “Agnes Grey,” which is about that time. Her writing career was just getting started when she got tuberculosis and died at the age of 29.

Early years and childhood

Anne Bronte was born in Thornton, England, on January 17, 1820. She was the youngest of six children born to Patrick Bronte, a poor Irish Church of England minister, and Maria Branwell, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Her sisters Maria, Elizabeth, Emily, and Charlotte, as well as her brother Branwell, all went on to become writers.

Anne was only a year old when her mother died. Elizabeth, the sister of her mother, moved in with the family to help Patrick take care of the kids. She was a strict woman, but Anne knew that she had a soft spot for her.

Her father wanted all of his children to get a good education, so he sent four of his older daughters to the Clergy Daughter’s School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire. Two of the girls, Maria and Elizabeth, got sick and died. This was another tragedy for the family. The father, who was very upset, took his two daughters, Emily and Charlotte, home right away. All of the Bronte children, including Anne, were taught at home for the next five years.

The family had a big library, and the kids read a lot of different kinds of books, like the Bible, Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, and Scott. They also read articles from “Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine,” “Fraser’s Magazine,” and “The Edinburgh Review.” They were voracious readers. Soon, Anne and her siblings all fell in love with writing, too.

Anne left home for the first time when she was 15 and went to Roe Head School. She went there to study for two years, but then she got sick and had to go home to get better.

A Years After

In 1839, she started looking for a job as a teacher. She got a job as a governess for the Ingham family at Blake Hall, near Mirfield, when she was only 19. The kids she was in charge of were spoiled and didn’t listen to her. This made her job very hard. She couldn’t keep them in line or teach them, so the Inghams was unhappy with her work. She got fired from her job and had to go home.

In 1840, she quickly found another job as a governess for the Reverend Edmund Robinson and Lydia Robinson’s children at Thorp Green Hall. At first, the job was very hard, but in the end, she did a good job and made a good impression on her bosses. There, she’d work until 1845.

After Anne quit her job in 1845, she and her sisters decided to publish a book of the poems they had written. The sister’s Charlotte, Emily, and Anne were afraid that people wouldn’t like them as writers, so they used male pen names like Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their first book, “Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell,” was a terrible failure, but it helped them get where they are now as writers.

Anne’s first book, Agnes Grey, came out in 1847 under the name Acton Bell. The story was about a governess named Agnes Grey, and it was mostly based on Anne’s five years as a governess. It was about how governesses and women, in general, were treated badly in Victorian England. The success of the book made her want to focus more on her writing career.

In June 1848, her second book, “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” came out. It was a huge success right away and sold out in six weeks. The 19th-century English society was shocked by the book, which was about a woman who left her drunk and abusive husband. The book came out at a time when a married woman had no legal existence apart from her husband. It is thought to be one of the first novels with a strong feminist message.

Works of note

In Anne Bronte’s novel “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” a woman leaves her abusive husband and tries to take care of herself and her child on her own. This was a scandal in Victorian England. The book was a huge hit, and many critics call it a feminist novel because it challenged the misogynistic morals of the Victorian era.

Personal History and Legacies

In the late 1840s, Anne Bronte, her two sisters, and one brother all got a lot of praise as writers, and it looked like they were all going to have very successful writing careers. But a terrible thing happened to the family, and one by one, the children died.

In the same year, her brother Branwell died in September, and her sister Emily died in December. During this time, Anne was also sick, and the death of her sister hurt her very much.

Her worried father called for a doctor, who told him that she had tuberculosis. Anne took all of the medicine the doctor gave her and worked hard to get better. Over the next few months, she got weaker and weaker until she died on May 28, 1849. She was 29 years old.

Estimated Net worth

Anne Bronte’s estimated net worth is $8 million, and her main sources of income are as a governess, poet, novelist, and writer. We don’t have enough evidences on Anne Bronte cars, Anne Bronte lifestyle.