Austen would be Regency late 18th century to early 19th century, while the Bronte sisters came a few decades later, which is why their literature is... well at least on the romantic side, a lot more passionate compared to e.g. Emma, where the proposal is basically, "what did she say? well, just what she ought." Dickens was around the time of the industrial revolution. Well, i find some of Dickens' novels very boring.