A look at the two sisters in writing, authors of such classics as "Jane Eyre" (Charlotte Bronte) and "Wuthering Heights" (Emily Bronte) through the use of personal archives and portraits.
"Famous Authors" examines the men and women behind the words that brought them literary kudos. In "The Bronte Sisters," viewers learn how the sisters -- Charlotte, Emily and Anne -- grew up in poverty in a Yorkshire, England boarding school. Gradually, each developed a talent for words and language, and expanded her own professional horizons. Though critics quibble over their literary merits, all the sisters have contributed to the canon of 19th century British letters. Charlotte wrote the hugely successful novel "Jane Eyre"; Emily penned the romantic classic "Wuthering Heights"; Anne, the least acclaimed of the siblings, wrote "Agnes Grey."