(1816 - 1855)
Raised in a parsonage amid the moors of Haworth, Charlotte and her siblings started their writing careers early, creating imaginary worlds and filling them with stories. Charlotte and Branwell’s country was named Angria; one of her surviving books set in the place, titled Something About Arthur, is twenty-five pages long, measuring 2.25 by 3.6 inches. She later wrote, originally under the pen name Currer Bell, Jane Eyre and Villette. The eldest of the Brontës outlasted all of her siblings, dying during her first pregnancy at the age of thirty-eight in 1855.