About Emily Bronte
Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, considered a classic of English literature.
About Anne Bronte
Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English novelist and poet, and the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. Her first novel, Agnes Grey, was published in 1847 along with Wuthering Heights. Her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, was published in 1848. Both of Anne’s novels are considered classics of English literature.
Wuthering Heights concerns two families of the landed gentry living on the West Yorkshire moors, the Earnshaws and the Lintons, and their turbulent relationships with Earnshaw’s foster son, Heathcliff. The novel was influenced by Romanticism and Gothic fiction. It is now widely considered to be one of the greatest novels ever written in English.
The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Comments by Anne’s sister Charlotte suggest the novel is largely based on Anne’s own experiences as a governess for five years. It addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.
The poems are credited to the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell and were originally published jointly by the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne in 1846, their first work to ever go in print.
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