emily brontë (1818-1848)

Ten Interesting Facts about Emily Bronte

1818: Emily Brontë was born in Yorkshire. She was the fifth daughter of a country parson.
1820: the family goes to live in he parsonage of Haworth . Her mother dies after a year leaving six children and an aunt looks after them.
1824: She is sent to a school for clergymen’s daughters with her sisters, but two of them die and she comes back home with Charlotte.
At home again they live isolated from the other people and start spending their time inventing fantastic stories in imaginary worlds
Emily and Anne invent a kingdom called Gondal, Charlotte and her brother Branwell one called Angria. The inhabitants of these lands are characters of epic cycles.
1842: Emily goes to spend eight months with her sister Charlotte in Brussels to get a proficiency in French and become a teacher.
1846: Charlotte publishes a volume of poems written by herself together with her sisters. The book appears under the title of Poems, by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, pseudonyms, respectively, of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
1847: Emily Brontë publishes her only novel, Wuthering Heights, started in 1945. In the same year appears Anne’s work, Agnes Grey.
1848: Emily dies at the age of thirty. Her brother Patrick Branwell had already died few months before for alcoholism and tuberculosis.

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