For the same reason, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte began by writing as Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
Her younger sisters had various verses and poems published under the names of Ellis Bell (Emily) and Acton Bell
Her first venture into print in 1846, Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell
, was paid for by Emily and her sisters and sold only two copies.
Apart from these two poems, the base text used for every poem is a holograph, but where there are variants in Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
(1846), these have been adopted in the belief that, since she was involved in the project, these changes represent Emily's final revisions.
In 1846, adopting the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte published an edition of their Poems; and in the following year Smith, Elder, and Co.