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Emily Brontë


Dates: July 30, 1818 - December 19, 1848

Also known as: Emily Bronte; pen name: Ellis Bell

Emily Brontë was the middle of the three famous Brontë sisters who were novelists and poets. She wrote under the name Ellis Bell.

Emily Brontë is credited as one of the major sources of inspiration for Emily Dickinson poetry (the other was Ralph Waldo Emerson).

Her major work and only known novel, Wuthering Heights, was often treated in the 19th century as a work of immorality: too much passion.

Critics do not know when Wuthering Heights was written nor how long it took to write. Some critics have argued that Branson Brontë, brother to the three sisters, wrote this book, but most critics disagree.

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  • Emily Bronte. Robert Barnard, 2000. Young Adult.
  • The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë. Emily Brontë; C. W. Hatfield, editor, 1995.
  • Wuthering Heights. Emily Brontë. Reissue, 1983.
  • Brontës at Haworth: The World Within. Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë, published 1993.
  • The History of the Bronte Family: From Ireland to Wuthering Heights. John Cannon, 2000.
  • A Life of Emily Brontë. Edward Chitham,1987.
  • A Chainless Soul. Katherine Frank, 1990.
  • Emily Brontë. Winifred Gérin, 1971.
  • Four Brontës: The Lives & Works of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily & Anne Brontë: Lawrence and Elisabeth Hanson, 1967.
  • Twin Spirits: The Novels of Emily & Anne Brontë. Robert Liddell, 1990.
  • Emily Brontë. A. Mary F. Robinson. 1883, 1978.
  • Bronte Transformations: The Cultural Dissemination of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Patsy Stoneman, 1996.
  • Critical Essays on Emily Bronte. Tom Winnifrith, editor. 1997.

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