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Portrait of Emily Brontë / 19th Century
Brontë, Emily Jane,
1818 – 1848,
English novelist and poet


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July 2018: 200 years since the birth of Emily Brontë
British poet and novelist Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, on 30 July 1818.

She grew up in the parsonage of Haworth with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, both writers, brother Branwell and their father, who tragically would survive all of his children.

Now a classic of English literature, her only novel 'Wuthering Heights', was published in 1847 under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell, shocking the Victorian public with its passionate content and language. She died of tuberculosis in 1848 at 30 years old.