256: Emily Brontë
Author known for her novel Wuthering Heights
Born: 30 July 1818, Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: 19 December 1848, Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Original Name She Published Under: Ellis Ball
Her only novel was Wuthering Heights.
Very little is known of her personal life because she left no written letters or correspondence behind and her novel leaves little to tell about her as a person.
Before publishing her novel, Emily was a teacher for six months.
She and her sister Charlotte traveled to Brussels for a time to learn foreign languages.
Emily would contribute twenty-one poems to their joint work Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (the names the three sisters published under).
Emily died from tuberculosis soon after the publishing of her novel.
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