About the author
Charlotte Brontë (April21, 1816 - March 31, 1855) was a British author.Charlotte BrontëBrontë was born at Thornton, in Yorkshire, England,the eldest surviving daughter of a clergyman, Patrick Brontë(who had changed his surname from Brunty or Prunty). In1820, the family moved to the now world-famous rectory at Haworth, where the children created their own fantasy world which would inspire them to take up writing.Charlotte's mother died when she was five, and she wassent, with three of her four sisters, to a boarding school where the appalling conditions had a long-term effect ontheir health. Two of her sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, died.In 1835, Charlotte returned to her former school to work as a teacher, a career in which she continued, on and off, forseveral years. In 1846, she and her two younger sisters, Anneand Emily published a joint collection of poetry, under malepseudonyms, Charlotte going by the name of Currer Bell.Branwell, the only son of the family, Emily and Anne alldied within a few months of one another, of tuberculosis ("con-sumption") - exacerbated, in Branwell's case, by heavy drink-ing and a debauched lifestyle. Charlotte and her father werenow left alone. In view of the enormous success of
,Charlotte was persuaded by her publisher to come to Lon-don, where she revealed her true identity and began to movein a more exalted social circle.In 1854, Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, a cu-rate. She died during her pregnancy and was interred in TheChurch of St. Michael and All Angels, Haworth, West York-shire, England.