Thursday, January 17, 2013

This Day in History January 17, 1820

By Patrick Branwell Brontë (died 1848) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
On this date in 1820, the youngest of the Bronte sisters was born--Anne Bronte. I am a fan of the books of Charlotte Bronte, and I even like one of Emily Bronte's, but I don't think I ever read anything written by the youngest of the trio.  She was the daughter of a poor Irish clergyman, and she was both a teacher and governess during her life as well as a novelist/poet.  Her second (and final) book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is considered one of the first truly sustained feminist novels.  She died way too young at the age of 29 from tuberculosis.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow that is so young to die. 29 - you're just really starting to live. How sad. Thanks for the post. I enjoy reading these.


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