This month, we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë, author of literary classic Wuthering Heights. Born 30th July 1818, Emily was the sister of Charlotte and Anne. (Heard of them?!)
The three girls grew up together along with their siblings Branwell, Maria, and Elizabeth. In 1825, Maria and Elizabeth sadly died from Tuberculosis. Emily, Charlotte, Anne were all keen and talented writers, though each of their literary debuts encountered varying levels of success.
Believe it or not, Emily’s only novel and now timeless classic Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 and greeted with a generally negative reception. The Victorians regarded it as both highly immoral and uncivilised, with the story deeply opposing their traditional view of how literature should be. Sadly, Emily Brontë died in 1848 believing her novel was a failure.
On a brighter note, and as we all know, Wuthering Heights quickly went on to gain a significant amount of critical acclaim. For many, many years it has been regarded as an integral part of literature as we know it.
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Louise & Team Bookishly. X