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.”
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“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!”
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March 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classic Reread


Which book would you like to read for our March 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classics group reread?

1903, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, 204 pages
 
  13 votes, 24.5%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  7 votes, 13.2%

 
  6 votes, 11.3%

 
  5 votes, 9.4%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 293 pages
 
  5 votes, 9.4%

1839, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 554 pages
 
  4 votes, 7.5%

1969, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, 215 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.7%

1961, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 453 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.7%

1811, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, 409 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.8%

1963, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.8%

1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 324 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.9%

1847, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 464 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.9%

1936, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1037 pages
 
  1 vote, 1.9%

1935, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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