Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë was born in 1818 in Thornton, England. She was the sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë and the fifth of six children. After Charlotte discovered Emily's poetic talent, the sisters collaborated on a pseudonymous volume of poetry, published as Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846). Emily published the first two volumes of Wuthering Heights in 1847. After catching a cold at her brother's funeral, Emily developed tuberculosis and, after refusing medical treatment, she died in December 1848. She is buried in Haworth.