The Bronte Collection
Deluxe 6-Volume Box Set Edition
Anne Bronte Emily Brönte Charlotte Bronte
Arcturus Publishing Limited
OverviewIn 2003, Jane Eyre ranked at number 10 in the BBC's survey The Big Read.
Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) was the eldest of the three Bronte sisters. In addition to Jane Eyre (1847), Charlotte also wrote The Professor (1857) and Villette (1853). She died in 1855 after suffering complications during pregnancy.
Anne Bronte (1820-1849) was the youngest of the Bronte sisters. Her first novel, Agnes Grey (1847) was inspired by five years spent working as a governess, and proved itself a commercial success. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne's second and final novel, was published the following summer in 1848. Anne died shortly after while convalescing from tuberculosis at Scarborough.
Emily Bronte (1818-1848) was the most accomplished yet least prolific of the three literary Bronte sisters. Today Wuthering Heights (1847) is recognized as perhaps the most sophisticated novel of the Gothic genre.
The three sisters lived with their father and brother at the parsonage in Haworth in Yorkshire. Between them, they produced some of English literature's greatest novels.