Emily Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the middle Brontë sister of the trio whose novels are classics of English literature: Emily's Wuthering Heights, Charlotte's Jane Eyre, and Anne's Agnes Grey. Emily was an avid poet, when the sisters discovered Emily's talent, the three published a joint collection of poetry in 1846. To get around the prejudice in their day against female writers, the sisters published under pseudonyms. They kept their initials the same: Charlotte became Currer Bell, Anne became Acton Bell, and Emily became Ellis Bell. In 1847, Emily published Wuthering Heights, her only novel. It first appeared as two volumes of a three volume set, the last volume being Agnes Grey by Anne. It had a unique structure that earned it mixed reviews at first, but it has since become a classic. In 1850, two years after Emily's death, Charlotte published Wuthering Heights as a novel on its own and under Emily's real name.
- Poems of Emily Brontë (1846)
- This collection includes poems written by Emily Brontë and originally published under the androgynous pen name Ellis Bell.
- Wuthering Heights (1847)
- Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë’s only novel. The story is told in layers, a format that has earned the novel much praise despite initial mixed reviews. It is the story of Catherine and Heathcliff and how their unresolved passion eventually destroys them both.
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