Charlotte Bronte (1816-55) grew up in a remote parsonage on the moors of Yorkshire, where she invented fantastical stories alongside her sisters, Emily and Anne, and brother, Branwell. In 1847, the sisters published their first novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), and Agnes Grey (Anne), under male pseudonyms to commercial and critical success. All three of Charlotte's siblings died within the next two years; left alone, she wrote two more novels, Shirley and Villette, while caring for her ill father. She married in 1854 and died during pregnancy on March 31, 1855.
"Bronte's finest novel."