Emily Brontë

Writer Emily Brontë Full Name: Emily Brontë
Nationality: English

Profession: Writer
Why Famous: Emily Brontë is remembered for her only novel "Wuthering Heights" (1947) set on the Yorkshire Moors and now regarded as a classic of English literature.

She was the sister of Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre) and Anne Brontë (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) with whom she published a collection of Poems in 1846.

Born: July 30, 1818
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, England

Died: December 19, 1848 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

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Historical Events in the Life of Emily Brontë

  • 1846-05-07 First printed copies of "Poems" by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë received, published under pseudonym of Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell (2 copies sold)
  • 1847-01-04 Manuscripts of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne Brontë's "Agnes Grey" sent to publisher T.C. Newby (published December 1947)
  • 1939-03-24 "Wuthering Heights" based on the novel by Emily Brontë, directed by William Wyler starring Merle Oberonand and Laurence Olivier, premieres in Los Angeles

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