They lived at Haworth parsonage near Keighley in West Yorkshire.
Charlotte, the eldest of the three, is most well-known for her novel Jane Eyre (1847) which she wrote under the male-sounding pseudonym Currer Bell. Her other novels include Villette (1853), and The Professor (1857), which failed to find a publisher during its author's lifetime.
Emily, the middle sister, is best remembered for her novel Wuthering Heights which was published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell in 1847, and under her own name in 1850, following her death. It belongs to the genre known as Gothic fiction.
Anne, the youngest member of the family, wrote two novels: Agnes Grey (1847) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) and published under the pseudonym Acton Bell. Whilst her sisters' work is considered to be in the romantic style, Anne's fiction is considered as fitting better into the realist category.
All three sisters were also poets, and published a joint work in 1846 under the title Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.