My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring.
Anne Brontë (1820-49), writer, poet, youngest of the three surviving sisters
Anne Brontë wrote under the pen name of Acton Bell. Her major works were two novels: Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Her writer's voice was both realistic and ironic, a style very dissimilar from her sisters' decidedly Romantic approach. Though her novels are not as popular as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, they are considered among the classics of English literature.
Of the three sisters who survived into adulthood, Anne was also the most intensely spiritual. She was especially close to her maternal aunt, Elizabeth Branwell, who helped shape her religious thinking. A Christian Universalist, Anne believed that all souls will eventually be saved.
Shortly after the death of her sister Emily in December of 1848, Anne contracted influenza. She never recovered fully and in May 1849, while traveling for her health, Anne died of consumption at the age of 29
WORKS OF ANNE BRONTË
Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846)
Agnes Grey (1847)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)