Charlotte Bronte was born in a small town in England in
1816. Charlotte and her sisters, Emily and Ann had a very hard
life, from early childhood they knew poverty and very hard
Charlotte received her education at an orphanage (which
she described in her novel "Jane Eyre"). After that she worked
as a governess and a teacher.
The works of Charlotte Bronte, together with Charles
Dickens, William Thackery and Elisabeth Gaskell are considered
to belong to the fine school of English realism of the first
half of the 19th century.
In her works she wrote about the society she lived in and
criticized it. Her first novel "The Professor" was published
only after Charlottte's death.
The best novel "Jane Eyre", published in 1847, is partly
biographical. In 1849 the novel "Shirley" was published. The
story is about the Luddits, workers who did not understand
that the real enemy of the working class were the capitalists
and aristocrats. They thought that machinery, which they
destroyed, was their enemy.
The last novel "Vilette" came out in 1853.
Charlotte Bronte died from tuberculosis in 1855.
The three Bronte sisters are well known writers and their
books are published in many countries.
1. When, was Charlotte Bronte born?
2. Where did Charlotte Bronte receive her education?
3. What did she describe in her works?
4. When was the best novel "Jane Eyre" published?
5. What is the novel "Shirley" about?
6. When did Ch. Bronte die?
to be born — быть рожденным
childhood - детство
poverty — бедность
orphanage — приют для сирот
to receive — получать
to destroy — уничтожать, разрушать
to criticize — критиковать
death — смерть
to 'die from — умирать от