The ill-fated some would add, twisted relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy shocked readers when the book came out.
She was the fifth of six children. Haworth was an unhealthy, poor town and the children spent much of their time either roaming on the nearby moors or in the parsonage, creating stories and poems about imaginary lands. The following year Maria and Elizabeth, the two eldest daughters, became ill, left the school and died; Charlotte and Emily returned home.
In February ,with her sister Charlotte, she attended a private school in Brussels with the intention of preparing themselves to open their own teaching establishment.
Emily again found herself unsuited to the life and the sisters returned home in November. They tried to open up a school at their home in but had no pupils and Emily eventually accepted a domestic life in the parsonage, cooking and looking after her father.
Her brother Branwell died in September and Emily caught a chill during the funeral.
This brought on the tuberculosis that she had probably originally caught when nursing Branwell. She was interred in the family vault of the church opposite her Haworth home three days later. It was not a success, selling only two copies although it did better as a reprint after the success of the novels.
Despite the failure of the book, the sisters continued their literary career, turning to prose. Emily only wrote the one novel, Wuthering Heights, although she was probably working on a second when she died.
However, no trace of this book remains. I am much obliged by your kind note and shall have great pleasure in making arrangements for your next novel. I would not hurry its completion, for I think you are quite right not to let it go before the world until well satisfied with it, for much depends on your new work.
If it be an improvement on your first, you will have established yourself as a first rate novelist, but if it fall short the Critics will be too apt to say that you have expended your talent in your first novel.
I shall therefore have pleasure in accepting it upon the understanding that its completion be in your own time. You can read some contemporary reviews of Wuthering Heights on the Critical Reviews page. Some of her poems and one by Charlotte can be seen by clicking on the link below. Biographical notice of Ellis and Acton Bell.The strange cult of Emily Brontë and the 'hot mess' of Wuthering Heights.
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