From left to right: Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë; painted by their brother Patrick Bromwell Brontë before 1848; image courtesy of www.shmoop.com
The Brontë sisters read widely, wrote passionately, and created enduring works drawn from their surroundings and imagination. Explore their writings and their world through the resources below.
Charlotte Brontë Biography
Charlotte Brontë Poetry
Jane Eyre’s Three Paintings: Biblical Warnings and Greek Legends, by Peter Bolt
Emily Brontë Biography
“No Coward Soul Is Mine” by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights Family Trees from Sara Selby
Why Pseudonyms? Charlotte’s Explanation (Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell–introduction to Wuthering Heights)
Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known
Introduction to Romanticism from Lilia Melani
When will you read works by the Brontë sisters in Excellence in Literature?
E1.4 Focus text: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
E1.4 Honors text: Villette, or another work by Charlotte Brontë
E4.8 Focus text: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
E4.8 Honors text: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë or Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (if you did not read it earlier)