One of the most celebrated and popular English poets and novelists of the nineteenth century, Emily Brontë is best-known as the author of the passionate novel of doomed love, Wuthering Heights. Born in Yorkshire in 1818, she was the fifth of the Brontë children, the middle sister of the authors Charlotte and Anne Brontë and their brother Branwell. Like her sisters, she had little formal education, spending most of her life at the family home of Haworth Parsonage, which now houses the Brontë Museum. Like her siblings, she began writing early, creating stories from their make-believe world of Gondal. Later, she published poems as well as Wuthering Heights under the name of Acton Bell but died at the age of just 30 from consumption.
In 2018, celebrations are taking place around the country to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, part of a cycle of Bronte200 celebrations spanning the anniversaries of the Brontës.