Brontė was born at Thornton[?], in Yorkshire, England, the eldest surviving daughter of a clergyman, Patrick Bronte (who had changed his surname from Brunty or Prunty). In 1820, the family moved to the now world-famous rectory at Haworth, where the children created their own fantasy world which would inspire them to take up writing.
In 1835, Charlotte returned to her former school to work as a teacher, a career in which she continued, on and off, for several years. In 1846, she and her two younger sisters, Anne and Emily published a joint collection of poetry, under male pseudonyms, Charlotte going by the name of Currer Bell.
Her novels are:
External links e-texts of some of Charlotte Bronte's works: