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Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell [Kindle Edition]

Emily Brontė
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About the Author

Charlotte Brontë ( 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848)[3] was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell.

Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.

The daughter of a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. For a couple of years she went to a boarding school. At the age of 19 she left Haworth and worked as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848. Anne's life was cut short when she died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 29.

Mainly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after Anne's death, she is less known than her sisters Charlotte, author of four novels including Jane Eyre, and Emily, author of Wuthering Heights. However her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

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  • Print Length: 152 pages
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poems April 29, 2013
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I can't believe I found this. It's so fascinating. That they survived despite not being well accepted is astounding. I love them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Classic 19th Century Poetry Collection December 11, 2013
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The poetry of these three sisters is excellent, inspiring, vivid, and heartfelt. Emily Bronte (Ellis Bell) is the best poet, but Charlotte (Currer Bell) is a close second. Anne (Acton) only contributed a few of the poems. Still, I am amazed at the total amount of wonderful creative talent that this family possessed. I enjoyed every poem and many passages will remain with me forever. If you like classic 19th century poetry, read this collection.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Needed Text-To-Speech To Understand It November 14, 2013
By Bri
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After what has felt like months I finally finished Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell aka the Bronte sisters.

As an avid reader of poetry and someone familar with books by all the sisters, I thought this would be a fun and light read, it was heavy and saddening.
Many of the poems are about death and gloom. They are filled very densely with metaphor or analogies that swamp the stories they try to tell. Most of the poems were like short stories that rhymed.
Towards the end a few delightful memories of the moors of England became a theme. I liked the brief historical import of this book. I liked the few amazing lines could actually make sense of in context to the poems...but (and this is important) I could only enjoy the book (without stessing out over meanings) when I turned on Text-To-Speech on my Kindle. Using this feature (with the man's voice) The words just washed over me and I was not tempted to think too much about what was under the surface of the poems.

I only reccomend this to Bronte fanatics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Apeal. January 24, 2013
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I don't understand why their poetry isn't more popular! Emily has topped my list since discovering her in junior high.
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