On this day in 1848, English novelist, Emily Brontë, died of tuberculosis at the age of thirty.
Emily, of the famed “Brontë Sisters”, was the middle sister and the author of the novel, Wuthering Heights, published in 1847. Tragically, this is the only novel published by the young writer, although she did pen several poems , often under the alias of Ellis Bell.
Wuthering Heights, which is now widely regarded as a classic of English Literature, was actually written well over two years before it was finally published a year before Brontë’s untimely death. And it was only printed after the overwhelming success of her elder sister’s novel, Jane Eyre.
The novel has been parodied in popular culture, adapted, dramatized and even alluded to in popular music! Clearly, Ms. Emily Brontë left her literary mark! If you’ve never read this gothic novel of romance, drama, humor and vengeance… you really must add it to your holiday reading list!
Today, why not try your hand at a bit of drama? Star crossed lovers, back stabbing best friends… you get the idea.
Write on in peace, Ms. Brontë!
54 notes ()
- librarianwithoutalibrary reblogged this from buddhassecret
- lindshoppe likes this
- they-call-me-eponine likes this
- deergirl-amelia likes this
- litterature reblogged this from deadwriters and added:
- serraltascribbles likes this
- spindleshanking reblogged this from ffordefans and added:
- ffordefans reblogged this from deadwriters
- buddhassecret reblogged this from deadwriters
- unprinted likes this
- fixthewindow likes this
- femminyph likes this
- somethingoutofsomething reblogged this from deadwriters
- foradiforeverago reblogged this from deadwriters
- booktopians likes this
- waitingforironman4 likes this
- augustdayss likes this
- the-lucky-ducky reblogged this from deadwriters
- kristen76 reblogged this from deadwriters
- rainbowtransparency likes this
- strangeaberration likes this
- conjunctionofplanets reblogged this from deadwriters
- stuffyoureyeswithwonder likes this
- sailingaugust likes this
- awkwardandstuff likes this
- canalabierto reblogged this from deadwriters
- ladydy likes this
- abeird likes this
- coquettishlike likes this
- hathooks likes this
- deadwriters posted this