Emily Brontë

Novelist, Author

1818 – 1848

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Who was Emily Brontë?

Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell.

Famous Quotes:

  • Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
  • Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
  • Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
  • The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
  • Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?
  • A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
  • A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
  • I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
  • Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
  • I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal...

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Jul 30, 1818
Thornton, West Yorkshire
Also known as
  • Emily Jane Brontë
  • Emily Jane Bronte
  • Ellis Bell
  • Emily Bronté
  • Emily Bronte
  • Anglicanism
  • Irish people in Great Britain
  • England
Dec 19, 1848
Resting place
St Michael and All Angels' Church, Haworth

on July 23, 2013


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