Emily Bronte

Emily Brontë Portrait


Emily Brontë
Famous Literary Figure


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Emily Jane Brontë was born in Yorkshire. She spent her childhood in Haworth, a bleak village surrounded by moors.

Working with her sisters, Poems was published  under the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Masculine pseudonyms were used, as was the custom adopted by female writers at that time. Emily contributed twenty-one of the poems.

Emily’s only novel, Wuthering Heights, was published  in December 1847, under her pen name, Ellis Bell. The novel’s innovative structure somewhat puzzled critics at first and, although Wuthering Heights became a classic of English literature, the story was considered controversial, because of its graphic depiction of mental and physical cruelty. Emily Brontë’s name did not appear on the novel until 1850, when it was displayed on the title pageof a posthumous second edition that had been edited by her sister, Charlotte.

Emily died of tuberculosis, December 1848, aged 30.