\" \" A portrait of Charlotte Bronte, author of the much-loved \"Jane Eyre\" novel. Here are five things that may change your impression of Charlotte Brontë. Brontë did not love Nicholls and so turned him down the first time. \" Charlotte Bronte's writing desk on display at the Bronte Parsonage Museum on Feb. 8, 2012 in Haworth, England. Her Death Has Been a Source of MysteryJust nine months after her marriage, Charlotte Brontë died at age 39.