Emily brontë books and plays
Emily Bronte Archives - Setanta BooksEmily died of tuberculosis on 19 December in Haworth, West Yorkshire, aged Wuthering Heights remains consistently among the top three best-selling of all classic novels in the English language. She received some formal tuition from John Bradley, a local artist in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in the s, but largely Emily was self-taught, learning to draw by copying images from manuals and popular prints of the day. Emily was also confident enough to experiment in different mediums. Indeed, her 29 surviving illustrations include a series of pen-and-ink sketches; some paintings — particularly watercolours; a handful of pencil drawings; some engravings; and a geometry exercise. One of her finest pieces is an watercolour of her pet merlin [a bird of prey] named Nero, so named presumably because its naturally wild ways evoked those of the tyrannical Roman emperor.
Wuthering Heights is the greatest book ever written, and one full of passion and love, if of a twisted and sometimes frightening kind. For someone who understood the varieties of love so well, it seems that Emily herself never knew romantic love. She was happiest in her own company, or with her beloved sister Anne. As a child, she and Anne would sometimes hide behind doors or under tables if visitors came to the Haworth Parsonage they called home. This continued into adulthood, so that sometimes when addressed Emily would remain silent, completely unable to answer them. Her later diary papers, however, show a marked improvement. Emily loved dogs, especially large dogs, and her huge mastiff Keeper was said to be so fierce that only she could control it.
She published under the pen name Ellis Bell. Shortly thereafter, the family moved eight miles away to Haworth , where Patrick was employed as perpetual curate  In Haworth, the children would have opportunities to develop their literary talents. When Emily was only three, and all six children under the age of eight, she and her siblings lost their mother, Maria, to cancer on 15 September At the age of six, on 25 November , Emily joined her sisters at school for a brief period. Maria, who may actually have had tuberculosis , was sent home, where she died.
Finally, Kate Bush, from Kent, has been busy on the moors unveiling a stone. Nearly all the activities mentioned in connection with the forthcoming anniversary of her birth on 30 July involve women as makers, demonstrators, celebrators and educators. The only other author who has become the object of such an intense female pash in the last years is Sylvia Plath, who happens to be buried less than 10 miles away from Haworth at Heptonstall. The parallels are uncanny. Together the newlyweds tramped up to Top Withins and wrote poems about it, an event that Hughes was still mulling over 40 years later in his valedictory Birthday Letters. For four brief months in she was employed to give piano lessons to three sisters by the name of Wheelwright.
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