Definition of the Brontë sisters from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Brontë sisters

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Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), Emily Brontë (1818-48) and Anne Brontë (1820-49), three British writers who lived most of their lives in Haworth, a small village in Yorkshire, England, where their father was the local Anglican priest. They began to write poetry and novels when they were very young, creating imaginary worlds when they were alone in the Yorkshire countryside. They died before their best-known books, including Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights and Anne's Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), became the famous works of English literature that they are today.