All of the Bronte Novels Ranked

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown ranking all of the novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte!

Number 7: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

~The first novel by Anne is a sweet one dealing with a society of the era.   Anne drew on her own experience as a governess while writing this first novel.

Number 6: The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

~This novel by Charlotte is said to have been inspired by the years that she spent teaching at a school.   It was actually the first novel she wrote, but it was rejected many times.   This is why Jane Eyre was published first.

Number 5: Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

~One of the lesser-known novels by Charlotte is well worth the read.   This is a tale of two contrasting heroines set during the industrialized England of the Napoleonic Wars.

Number 4: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

~This is the better of Anne’s novels, as I believe she became a better writer as time passed.   It is the story of a reclusive woman living in the titular home and a man who becomes enamored with her.

Number 3: Villette by Charlotte Bronte

~This one is a really good book, similar in feel to other Bronte novels.   Yet another tale of a governess.   This one is about an Englishwoman who takes a job in a French town.

Number 2: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

~Charlotte’s first novel is still inspiring many writers today!    She created such a memorable Gothic story that many people have used this book as a template for their own works.   This is especially true when it comes to the crazy wife in the attic premise.

Number 1: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

~Not only is this my favorite Bronte novel, but it is also my favorite novel of the entire nineteenth century!   I adore the story of Cathy and Heathcliff and their doomed love affair.   Neither is likable, but they are a perfect match for one another.

~I hope you have enjoyed this countdown.   Have you read all the novels?   Where would you rank them?   Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!