Emily Brontë

Emily Bronte was born on this day, July 30th, in 1818. She died at the age of 30.

A poet and novelist, she is best known for her novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. It was first published in 1847 under her pen name Ellis Bell.

The title of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor where the story takes place.  The tale centers on the all-encompassing, passionate love between Catherine and Heathcliff and its consequences.

She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre.

In 1950, after Emily’s death, a second editon of Wuthering Heights was edited by Charlotte and published under Emily’s real name.