The Brontë sisters are three very famous siblings. They grew up on the harsh Yorkshire Moors in the north of England, in the early nineteenth-century. Charlotte was the eldest and two years later Emily was born. Less than two years later, Anne arrived. They wrote stories together and became well known poets and novelists.
Have you read any of the Brontë novels? Which of the sisters’ novels do you like best? Below you’ll find a list of Brontë novels that are available as Macmillan Readers. You can find supporting worksheets for each title, too.
‘Some hours later, I woke up. A terrible cry had woken me… “Help! Help! Rochester, help me…!”‘
A classic love story which was first published in 1847. Numerous plays, films and television adaptations have been made of this great novel.
‘Our lives continued like this. Heathcliff and Cathy became wilder and wilder. They listened to no-one.’
On the harsh Yorkshire moors, the passionate and violent story of two generations of the Earnshaw and Linton families plays itself out.
When the mysterious Helen Graham and her son move to Wildfell Hall, it sets her neighbours talking. Who exactly is Helen Graham, and why does she keep her past a secret?
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
‘I had tried everything I could think of to teach and control the children. However, it did not matter how hard I tried. Their behaviour did not get better”‘
When the Grey family lose a lot of money, Agnes, the youngest daughter decides to help. She becomes a governess but her pupils are rude and badly behaved and their parents are not much better. Will things ever improve for Agnes?