sábado, 18 de agosto de 2012
Emily Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the middle Brontë sister of the trio whose novels are classics of English literature: Emily's Wuthering Heights, Charlotte's Jane Eyre, and Anne's Agnes Grey. Emily was an avid poet, when the sisters discovered Emily's talent, the three published a joint collection of poetry in 1846. To get around the prejudice in their day against female writers, the sisters published under pseudonyms. They kept their initials the same: Charlotte became Currer Bell, Anne became Acton Bell, and Emily became Ellis Bell. In 1847, Emily published Wuthering Heights, her only novel. It first appeared as two volumes of a three volume set, the last volume being Agnes Grey by Anne. It had a unique structure that earned it mixed reviews at first, but it has since become a classic. In 1850, two years after Emily's death, Charlotte publishedWuthering Heights as a novel on its own and under Emily's real name.