Thursday, July 31, 2014

About the author

Emily Brontë

I've been reading a novel by this author called Wuthering Heights and want to introduce some background information about her(I was curious to know as well).

Emily Bronte was born  on the 30th of July 1818 in Thorton, West Riding Yorkshire, Northern England. She was born as the fifth child of six children yet the oldest two of the six children died during childhood. In 1820, Emily Bronte's family moved eight miles away from their home to Hawthorth, where the children developed their literary talents.

In a year their mother dies from cancer when Emily was three years old, and her three oldest sisters were sent to a boarding school where they encountered abuse later described in the book Jane Eyre written by one of Emily's sisters, Charlotte. When Emily reached the age of six, she joined her sisters in the school. Soon afterwards,  a typhoid epidemic swept through the school and two of her sisters caught it, and later on, after they were removed from the school, both died. 

The rest of the children including Emily were further educated by their father  who was an Anglican clergyman, and therefore was very strict with them. The children began to write fiction inspired by a variety of authors. Emily later on became a  teacher at Law Hill School in Halifax when she was twenty years old. But under the stress from her 17 hour long work her health broke and she returned home doing most of the house work.

Though Emily had a very shy nature yet also had a mixture of great courage and dedication. She did not love many people, but those that she did, she maintained loyal and sacrificial tenderness towards them, and though she was understanding towards other people's failures, she did not accept failure for herself, never deviating from what she considered was her duty.

On of Emily's first works was about a fictional world called Gondal, and she wrote many poems and prose about it. She wrote many other poems and many of them were published, yet did not draw much attention from the public. Again, she published Wuthering Heights with her pen name, Ellis Bell, in 1847 and it became her most distinguished work.
"Emily Jane Brontë." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 31 July 2014.
"Emily Brontë." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 25 July 2014. Web. 31 July 2014.

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