Emily Brontë


Born
in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, The United Kingdom
July 30, 1818

Died
December 19, 1848

Genre

Influences


Emily Jane Brontë was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, being younger than Charlotte Brontë and older than Anne Brontë. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.

Emily was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire to Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children. In 1824, the family moved to Haworth, where Emily's father was perpetual curate, and it was in these surroundings that their literary oddities flourished. In childhood, after the death of their mother, the three sisters and their brother Patrick Branwe
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“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
Emily Jane Brontë , Wuthering Heights

“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

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April 2017 Revisit the Shelf Reread

Emma by Jane Austen, 474 pages, 1815
 
  51 votes, 14.8%

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 329 pages, 1856
 
  44 votes, 12.8%

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 464 pages, 1847
 
  40 votes, 11.6%

East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages, 1952
 
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  24 votes, 7.0%

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  23 votes, 6.7%

Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages, 1965
 
  21 votes, 6.1%

 
  19 votes, 5.5%

 
  15 votes, 4.3%

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  14 votes, 4.1%

 
  13 votes, 3.8%

 
  12 votes, 3.5%

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  10 votes, 2.9%

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