July 30, 1818: English Author Emily Brontë is Born
Emily Brontë, of the famous Brontë sisters writing trio, was born on this day in 1818 in Yorkshire, England. Because of the harsh living conditions in disease-ridden 19th Century England, the Brontë sisters witnessed the deterioration and death of nearly all of their family members, which deeply impacted their writing. Emily Brontë herself was met by an early death in 1848, leaving behind the legacy of a single novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic work of English literature.
Take a behind-the-scene look at Masterpiece’s film “Wuthering Heights” based on the Emily Brontë novel.