Born: April 21, 1816 in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: March 31, 1855 in Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels became classics of English literature.
Her first novel, The Professor submitted under the male pseudonym, Currer Bell was rejected, but she received an encouraging response from the publisher who expressed an interest in any longer works Mr. Bell might wish to send. She responded by finishing and sending a second manuscript in August 1847. Six weeks later, Jane Eyre was published. Initially it was not well received.
The following year, the sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms and by 1849 were celebrated in London literary circles. Charlotte married in 1854 and died of tuberculosis less than a year later at the age of thirty-eight.
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
Indeed, it was.