• Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.


  • Farm-Fresh balance.pngYMMV
  • WikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotes
  • (Emoticon happy.pngFunny
  • Heart.pngHeartwarming
  • Silk award star gold 3.pngAwesome)
  • Script edit.pngFanfic Recs
  • Magnifier.pngAnalysis
  • Help.pngTrivia
  • WMG
  • Photo link.pngImage Links
  • Haiku-wide-icon.pngHaiku
  • Laconic
File:20050611155921Charlotte Bront 2577.jpg

That chick who wrote Jane Eyre.

What? You want more? All right.

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was the daughter of an English clergyman. She had two older sisters, Elizabeth and Maria, who died in a typhus outbreak at their private school when she was young. She also had two younger sisters, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte, and a brother, Branwell.

A creative and imaginative girl from a young age, she ended up spending most of her adult life as a governess for rich children, or a teacher at a private school in Brussels.

She first began publishing under the pseudonym "Currer Bell" in 1846 when she, along with Anne and Emily, published a collection of their poetry. A year later, in 1847, she published again as Currer Bell, this time a novel, her most famous work: Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre received criticism from some of her contemporaries, but was fairly widely regarded and overall a sucess. However, Charlotte's younger sisters, Emily and Anne, soon died, leaving Charlotte and her father as the only surviving members of the family.

Charlotte revealed her identity to the London literary circle, and began to meet with figures such as Elizabeth Gaskell and William Makepeace Thackery.

She went on to published Shirley, Villette, and The Professor, and to marry Arthur Bell Nicholls, a colleague of her father who had given her an Anguished Declaration of Love. Charlotte was pregnant with her first child when, tragically, she died - possibly from tuberculosis, possibly from dehydration and malnourishment as a result of severe morning sickness.

One of the most important writers of her time and an early feminist writer makes her Short Lived Big Impact.

Reader, a list of her works:

  • Poems by Currer, Acton, and Ellis Bell (1846)
  • Jane Eyre (1847)
  • Shirley (1849)
  • Villette (1853)
  • The Professor (published posthumously in 1857)