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Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, on July 30th 1818, to Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell. Maria died early in Emily’s life and her father was a withdrawn, quiet man who preferred eating alone in his room to dining with his four children: Charlotte, Emily, Anne and their brother Branwell. Maria’s sister helped raise them, but she too was a solitary type. So to amuse themselves, the Brontë siblings created their own imaginary world, Angria, and wrote pages and pages of detailed notes about the kingdom and its inhabitants. Emily Brontë is most famous for her novel Wuthering Heights published in 1847 a year before she died aged just thirty, in Haworth, Yorkshire on December 19th 1848.

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