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Other Names: Acton Bell; Anne BronteBorn: 17-1-1820 at Thornton, Yorkshire, EnglandDied: 28-5-1849
Anne Brontë was the youngest of the prolific Brontë family. She published under the pen name Acton Bell. Desiring not to be a financial hardship for her father, Anne sought independence and worked as a governess. She continued to write in her spare time, as she and her two sisters Charlotte and Emily had done since childhood. Her first novel, 'Agnes Grey', was published within a month of Charlotte's novel 'Jane Eyre' and was bound in three volumes with Emily's novel 'Wuthering Heights. '