Anne Brontë (3471 words)

  • Susan R. Bauman (University of Regina)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Anne Brontë is often overshadowed by her more famous sisters, Charlotte, author of four novels including Jane Eyre, and Emily, author of Wuthering Heights. In 1897, Angus MacKay described Anne, in the “bright” constellation of the Brontë triad, as the “third, mild-shining star” which “otherwise would have remained invisible”.  The general view has been that Anne is a mere shadow compared with Charlotte, the family's most prolific writer, and Emily, the genius.  However, Anne's subtle prose has a fine ironic edge; her talents easily equal, and sometimes surpass, those of her sisters.  Her novels also reveal Anne to be the most socially radical of the three.

Born on 17 January 1820, Anne Brontë …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Bauman, Susan R.. "Anne Brontë". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 February 2006; last revised 03 April 2006.
[, accessed 19 January 2018.]

Articles on Brontë's works

  1. Agnes Grey
  2. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.