During the course of her short life (she died at 39), she was a teacher, governess, and author. She was a not-so-patient daughter, a discontented lover, and a rebellious sister. Though surrounded by Gothic myths and legends since the publication of Jane Eyre, she was surprisingly fun-loving, wry, and witty.
A moment of silence for Charlotte, who has saved, changed, challenged so many of our lives. This year, for the first time, her date of death