[[caption-width-right:260:The only confirmed picture of Emily Brontë]]
Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was the middle of the Brontë sisters, her elder sister being Creator/CharlotteBronte and her younger sister being Creator/AnneBronte. Emily is best known for her only novel, ''Literature/WutheringHeights''.
She was perhaps the strangest (or most openly strange) of the three Brontë sisters. She preferred solitude to company, thus reminding of her namesake Creator/EmilyDickinson, and loved to take long walks in the Yorkshire moors, which doubtlessly inspired ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. She was an adept drawer and was very fond of nature studies. Emily was very close to her sister Anne, in their childhood they were inseparable like [[TwinTropes twins]]. She is also noted for having a strong bond with the family's Mastiff [[BigFriendlyDog Keeper]], who, in her friend's words, "seemed to understand her like a human being".
There was also another side to her, the one that loved the elderly Brontë housekeeper Tabby so much that she'd herself [[NiceToTheWaiter peel the vegetables for lunch, as Tabby's eyesight got so bad she couldn't do it anymore]]. Her sister Charlotte described her as “stronger than a man [and] simpler than a child”. She also told that "though Emily is rather withdrawn she has too kind a heart not to do her utmost for the well-being of the children" (sisters tried to open their own school) and that "she is also very generous soul".
Emily died of tuberculosis at age 30. Despite ever only writing one novel, her impact on English literature has been profound. That one book has been adapted dozens of times, making her ShortLivedBigImpact.
She also wrote a fair amount of poetry, some of which is set in the fictional country of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondal_%28fictional_country%29 Gondal]], invented by Emily and her sister [[Creator/AnneBronte Anne]], and which along with diary entries is the only record of that world [[note]]sadly the prose works they also wrote no longer exist[[/note]]. This poetry was allegedly very personal to her, and she was furious when [[Creator/CharlotteBronte Charlotte]] discovered them; nevertheless they have been published after her death.