Happy birthday Anne Bronte! Here’s an interesting article about her. Personally, I have to admit that ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ is a novel I found very hard-going, to the point that I gave up on reading it. However, ‘Agnes Grey’ is a little gem of a Nineteenth Century novel and, if you haven’t already read it, I would heartily recommend it!
Anne Brontë, born on January 17, 1820, is often the butt of Brontë jokes. She’s known as the forgotten Brontë sister, or the one with less talent compared to preternatural geniuses Charlotte and Emily. But this is a simplistic reading of her life. Anne lacked her sisters’ wild romanticism and affinity for dark heroes, but she had a strength and gift all her own, and leaves a strong feminist literary legacy.
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