Emily Jane Brontë was born on the 30th of July 1818 in the north of England. Emily and her siblings were educated at home by their father and aunt due to the death of their sister Elizabeth, who caught typhoid while being at school. Furthermore, Emily was a very unsocial individual; she didn't have many friends and didn't quite enjoy travelling either since it made her feel homesick. Therefore, she spent most of her time at home working on her novels and poems, some of which were later published in Poems, by Curtis, Ellis and Acton Bell in 1830.
When it came down to publishing their work, the Brontë sisters adopted pseudonyms. In fact, their real names weren’t revealed until 1850, when the second edition of Wuthering Heights was published.
I would like to include a quote from the Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell that Charlotte wrote in this second edition in order to “wipe the dust off their [Emily’s and Anne’s] gravestones, and leave their dear names free from soil”. She wrote:
“[...] we did not like to declare ourselves women, because without at that time suspecting that our mode of writing and thinking was not what is called feminine we had a vague impression that …show more content…
Gothic literature combines the genres of horror and romance, two characteristics that can be appreciated throughout the story. Furthermore, violence and cruelty are two key factors to understand the way the story develops. For example, we find horror in the deaths of characters and their twisted ways, and romance in the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff, as well as between Cathy and Linton, then later, Cathy and Hareton. Another characteristic of horror would be violence, found in every aspect of the characters’ lives, specially in