Bronte wrote Jane Eyre, after that year. The book, a critique of Victorian assumptions about gender and social class, became one of the most successful novels of its era, both critically and commercially. We can see autobiographical elements are in Jane Eyre. For example; Jane’s experience at Lowood school, where her best friend dies of tuberculosis, just as Charlotte’s sister at Cowan Bridge. Jane Eyre became a governess in the book, Charlotte was governess, too.
Although Emily Dickinson was a complete recluse and was not recognized in her own time, she is now recognized as one of the most influential poets in American Literature. Emily’s work has left a strong mark on today’s writers. Dickinson began writing as a teenager with influencers of her own. Leonard Humphrey, principal of Amherst Academy, and a family friend named Benjamin Franklin Newton, who sent Dickinson a book of poetry by Ralph Waldo Emerson, impacted and encouraged her private works. (Emily Dickinson's Biography) While Emily’s work was brilliant, very few of Dickinson’s work was published in her lifetime, nor was it heavily publicized at the time of her death in 1886.
About the Author: Jane Austen Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, and comment upon the English people at the end of the 18th century. Austen 's plots often explore the theme of marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two more novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published in 1818, and began a third, eventually titled Sanditon, but died before its completion. Her novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published and brought her little fame during her lifetime.
Emily Bronte was born in Yorkshire, England, on July 30th, 1818. She lived in her own world filled with imagination, due to her extensive reading habit. Her mother’s early death brought her and the siblings in such a state; in which they had to struggle to live alone. In her world of scattered imagination she wrote poems which had the notions of rebel, freedom and isolation, on the other hand her poems were also optimistic in which she tried to give a rise to every other incident moving towards a downfall. Her isolated childhood and the nursing received at an early age by her aunt had left grave impact on her life.
Born on September 15, 1890, the young girl never had the ambition to become a writer. “ She taught herself to read and had little education until fifteen or sixteen when she was sent to a finishing school in Paris”(TheFamousPeople.com). Her writing began when she was sick with influenza and was encouraged by her mother to write down the stories that she loved to tell. At age eleven she made her debut as a writer when one she wrote a poem that was printed in a local London newspaper. As Christie matured and became a more accomplished writer, she stated that “Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop...suddenly a splendid idea
Edgar Allan Poe and Roald Dahl have some similarities and differences, in consideration of their childhood experiences, background, plus writing. To begin with, Poe and Dahl experienced death at a young age with some of their family members. Additionally, Poe’s mom died of tuberculosis at 24 years old and his dad died of alcoholism. Also, he abandoned the family when Poe was only the age of 2. Likewise Poe’s foster mom who died of tuberculosis too.
Dorothy Miller Richardson (1873-1957), was obliged to earn her living from an early age, first as governess, then as secretary, translator, and journalist. She wrote a highly autobiographical novel entitled Pilgrimage which was published in sequence. Its first sequence was published in 1915 as Pointed Roofs and the last was published posthumously in 1967 as March Moonlight. She was a pioneer of the stream of consciousness technique. Virginia Woolf credited her with inventing ‘the psychological sentence of the feminist gender.’ Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961) more known as H. D., was the leading member of the Imagist movement.
Mathew Lewis wrote The Monk a year after the publication of The Mysteries of Udolpho. Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey is mainly inspired by Mrs. Radcliffe’s novels. The romantic poets as well had indebtedness to Radcliffe’s gothics. Her romantic attitude, landscape descriptions and gothic villain are found here and there in many works of the romantic poets. Keats called her “fine mother Radcliffe”.
As the new century dawned upon the Frost family, tragedy would strike for the first few years. Their first child passed away due to contracting cholera in
Emily Brontë’s (1818-1848) Wuthering Heights, written under a pseudonym Ellis Bell in 1847, is considered one of the most perplexing novels of the Victorian era. Born and raised in West Yorkshire, mostly by their father due to their mother’s early death, all three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, lived fairly secluded lives finding the company in their imaginations and each other. Their marginalization and relative isolation limited their experiences with the society and gave rise to desires and needs that fuelled their creativity in writing. As highly educated introverts of poor wealth, they observed people and their personalities to create now timeless works of English literature. (Bronte 2010: v) Experiences and solitary life in the isolated and gloomy landscapes of the Yorkshire moors unquestionably influenced the work of Emily Brontë the most.