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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 She also told that "though Emily is rather withdrawn she has too kind a heart not to do her utmost for the well-being of the children" (sisters tried to open their own school) and that "she is also very generous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 [[WorldBuilding fictional country]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondal_%28fictional_country%29 Gondal]] in the North Atlantic, [[WorldBuilding 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.

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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".

being". "Her heart, indeed, was given to these dumb creatures of the earth." She often rescued injured animals on her outdoor explorations, and was once bitten by a rabid dog. Not wanting anybody to worry, she just came in quietly and cauterized the wound with a red-hot poker.

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]]. anymore]] (All the girls had been taught these kinds of household tasks, but Emily really liked doing them, and [[TheDeterminator kept right on doing them up to and even -on- the day of her death]]). Her sister Charlotte described her as “stronger "stronger than a man [and] simpler than a child”. 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 (when the sisters tried to open their own school) and that "she is also very generous soul".

soul". Charlotte's friend Ellen Nussey said "She had very beautiful eyes -- kind, kindling, liquid eyes; but [[EyesAlwaysAverted she did not often look at you]]; she was too reserved. Their color might be said to be [[EyeColourChange dark-gray, at times dark blue]], they varied so."

Emily died of tuberculosis at age 30. Her giant mastiff Keeper followed her coffin into the church and grieved for months. 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 [[WorldBuilding fictional country]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondal_%28fictional_country%29 Gondal]] in the North Atlantic, [[WorldBuilding 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]].exist and there's some evidence she burned it all just before she died, along with a half-finished second novel[[/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.


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She also wrote a fair amount of poetry, some of which is set in the [[WorldBuilding fictional country]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondal_%28fictional_country%29 Gondal]] in the North Atlantic, 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.

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She also wrote a fair amount of poetry, some of which is set in the [[WorldBuilding fictional country]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondal_%28fictional_country%29 Gondal]] in the North Atlantic, invented [[WorldBuilding 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.


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.

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She also wrote a fair amount of poetry, some of which is set in the [[WorldBuilding fictional country country]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondal_%28fictional_country%29 Gondal]], Gondal]] in the North Atlantic, 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.


Emily Jane Brontë (1818-1848) 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''.

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Emily Jane Brontë (1818-1848) (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''.


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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. However, 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”.

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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. However, 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”.
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".


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. She is also noted as the only one of the entire Brontë household who could control the family's Mastiff [[AngryGuardDog Keeper]], whom she famously submitted to herself by beating him up and afterwards tending to his wounds.

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, lest she would get fired]]. Her sister Charlotte described her as “stronger than a man [and] simpler than a child”.

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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. However, Emily was very close to her sister Anne, in their childhood they were inseparable like [[TwinTropes twins]]. She is also noted as the only one of the entire Brontë household who could control for having a strong bond with the family's Mastiff [[AngryGuardDog [[BigFriendlyDog Keeper]], whom she famously submitted who, in her friend's words, "seemed to herself by beating him up and afterwards tending to his wounds.

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, lest she would get fired]].anymore]]. Her sister Charlotte described her as “stronger than a man [and] simpler than a child”.


'''Emily Jane Brontë''' (1818-1848) 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''.

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'''Emily Emily Jane Brontë''' Brontë (1818-1848) 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 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.

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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.


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 as furious when [[Creator/CharlotteBronte Charlotte]] discovered them; nevertheless they have been published after her death.

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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 as was furious when [[Creator/CharlotteBronte Charlotte]] discovered them; nevertheless they have been published after her death.

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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 as furious when [[Creator/CharlotteBronte Charlotte]] discovered them; nevertheless they have been published after her death.


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.

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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 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. She is also noted as the only one of the entire Brontë household who could control the family's Mastiff [[AngryGuardDog Keeper]], whom she famously submitted to herself by [[BadassDamsel beating him up]] and afterwards tending to his wounds.

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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. She is also noted as the only one of the entire Brontë household who could control the family's Mastiff [[AngryGuardDog Keeper]], whom she famously submitted to herself by [[BadassDamsel beating him up]] up and afterwards tending to his wounds.



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!! Tropes describing Emily Brontë

* BasementDweller: She was originally sent to [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Cowan Bridge]], the sisters' very own, very real version of [[Literature/JaneEyre Lowood]], but got so homesick she was sent back and educated by her father.
* CloudCuckooLander
* DarkerAndEdgier: She is perhaps the darkest in nature of all three Brontë sisters. Her work reflects this.
* {{Kuudere}}: Loved her family dearly, but had hardly any friends outside of it of which we know today.
* NamesTheSame: Which other [[Literature/JaneEyre Jane]] can you think of who is very fond of drawing and is closely linked to the Brontë sisters...?
* NotGoodWithPeople: A middle ground between the two types.
* PreachersKid: Their father was Reverend Patrick Brontë.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Nature studies were quite an unusual hobby for women back then. She was also known for being quite bold.
* VictorianNovelDisease: What she died of. She refused treatment until it was too late.
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There was also another side to her, the one that loved the Brontë elderly 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, lest she would get fired]]. Her sister Charlotte described her as “stronger than a man [and] simpler than a child”.

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There was also another side to her, the one that loved the elderly Brontë elderly 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, lest she would get fired]]. Her sister Charlotte described her as “stronger than a man [and] simpler than a child”.


'''Emily Brontë''' (1818-1848) 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''.

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'''Emily Jane Brontë''' (1818-1848) 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''.

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