Born in 1818 in the village of Thornton in Yorkshire, Emily Bronte is best known as the author of the classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights, which is her only novel. Emily wrote, and first published her poems, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. She died in December 1848, just three months after the death of her brother Branwell. She was aged 30 and Wuthering Heights had been published for just one year. Emily, therefore, never knew the extent of the popularity of her novel.
Read a selection of Emily Bronte poems