A Charlotte Bronte Chronology


A Charlotte Bronte Chronology


1816
Charlotte Bronte born April 21 at Thornton in Yorkshire.
1820
Charlotte's father appointed perpetual curate of Haworth.
1821
September 15, Charlotte's mother dies.
1824
Charlotte and sisters Maria, Elizabeth, and Emily become students at the Clergy Daughters' School, Cowan Bridge.
1825
May, Maria dies; June, Elizabeth dies; Charlotte and Emily return home.
1829
Charlotte begins to write the first accounts of what is to become the saga of Glasstown and Angria.
1831
January, Charlotte enrolls at Miss Wooler's School, Roe Head.
1832
May, completes schooling and returns home to tutor sisters.
1835
July, returns to Roe Head as a teacher.
1838
May, resigns position and returns home.
1842
February, Charlotte and Emily enroll in the Pensionnat Heger, Brussels; November, Aunt Elizabeth Branwell's death brings girls home.
1843
January, Charlotte returns to Brussels to teach English and to study.
1844
January, leaves Brussels; Bronte sisters attempt without success to start school.
1846
May, Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell published; The Professor completed and offered repeatedly for publication, but without success; August, Charlotte begins Jane Eyre.
1847
October, Jane Eyre published and acclaimed; December, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, and Agnes Grey, by Anne Barone, published.
1848
June, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte, published. September 24, Branwell, the only son of the family, dies; December 19, Emily dies.
1849
May 28, Anne dies. October, Shirley published.
1853
January, Villette published.
1854
June 29, Charlotte marries A. B. Nicholls.
1855
March 31, Charlotte dies.
1857
March, Mrs. Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte published; June, The Professor published posthumously.
1925
The Twelve Adventurers and Other Stories, a collection of Charlotte's juvenilia, published posthumously.
1931-38
The nineteen volumes of The Shakespeare Head Bronte--the most complete edition of the works of Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell--published.
1933
Legends of Angria, a collection of Charlotte Bronte's juvenilia, published posthumously.
1971
Five Novelettes, a collection of Charlotte Bronte's juvenilia, published posthumously.


(This extract is taken from Margaret Howard Blom, Charlotte Bronte [Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1977])


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