Produced on April 21, 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, Charlotte Bront was employed as a teacher and governess before collaborating on a novel of poetry along with her two sisters, Emily and Anne, who were writers too. In 1847, Bront released the semiautobiographical novel Jane Eyre, that has been a success and also would eventually become a literary classic. Her other novels contained Shirley and Villette. She expired on March 31, 1855, in Haworth, Yorkshire, England.
Said to be the most dominant and challenging of the Bronts, Charlotte was raised in a strict Anglican house by her clergyman father and also a spiritual aunt after her mom and two oldest siblings perished. She and her sister Emily attended the Clergy Daughter’s School at Cowan Bridge, but were mostly taught at home. Though she strove to make an income as both a governess as well as a teacher, Bront missed her sisters and finally returned home.
A writer all her life, Bront released her first novel, Jane Eyre, in 1847 under the manly pseudonym Currer Bell. Though contentious in its criticism of society’s treatment of impoverished girls, the novel was an instant success. The departures of the Bront sibs are nearly as famous as their literary heritage. The very first novel she ever composed, The Professor, was released posthumously in 1857.