1. The Bell Brothers
The sisters all adopted male pseudonyms in fear that their work would not be taken seriously if written by female authors. Charlotte became Currer Bell, Anne became Acton Bell, and Emily became Ellis Bell.
2. Poetry Flop
The sisters published their first volume of poems in 1846 at the ages of 26, 28, and 30 years old. This first volume sold only two copies.
4. Luck o' the Irish
The authors' father, Patrick, was born into a poor, basically illiterate, Irish family. He set a different precedent for his own family by attending St. John's College, Cambridge. Shortly after, he changed his extremely Irish name from Brunty to the name you know today, Brontë.
5. Tuberculosis is a Family Affair
Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell all died of tuberculosis within a year of one another in 1848 and 1849. Experts believe that Charlotte continued writing for a few years until the same disease took her life in 1855.