Historically speaking, there were four Brontes (the family of the Rev. Patrick Bronte, rector of Haworth) - Charlotte, Patrick Branwdl, Emily Jane, and Anne; for the student of the English novel, there are three - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne; for the reader of poetry there is only one - Emily. I am concerned only with the second group, and with them only as the authors of their published, complete works, that is, with seven novels: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Bronte's Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette, and Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey and The Tenant of WildJell Hall.