Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë (July 30, 1818-December 19, 1848), English novelist and poet, was the second oldest of the three famous Brontë sisters whose novels are considered classics of English literature. She, together with her two famous sisters, wrote a volume of poetry, Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846), and is the author of one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), a tale of passion, jealousy, and violence. Emily Brontë died of tuberculosis the year following the publication of her first and only novel.