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Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Emily Jane Bronte, the author of Wuthering heights, was created on July 30, 1818. She was the fifth of six children of Patrick and Maria Bronte and the family moved to their house in Haworth(in which Emily would stay for the majority of her lifetime), with her family having a great impact on her life and work. Throughout her lifetime she encountered a great deal of passing, firstly when her mother died of stomach cancer in September of 1821, leaving Emily's aunt Elizabeth to take of the household chores. Her sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, also died at an early age after grabbing TB after they Emily and Charlotte were shipped to a harsh school, Cowan Bridge. Charlotte also became sick so the two of them returned home. In 1843 Aunt Elizabeth also expired. Each of the sisters needed a hidden passion for poetry and all wrote in secret, until one day in 1845 charlotte discovered among Emily's poems as well as the sisters confessed and decided to collectively publish a publication entitled "Poems" under the pen names of Curer, Ellis and Acton Bell, however the publication was shown to be unsuccessful. They made a decision to switch to book writing after persuasion in their brother Branwell, which led to her writing "Wuthering Heights." Branwell later got hooked on alcohol and drugs and Emily remained close and tried to assist right up to his death in September 1848. In his funeral Emily caught a cold which developed into a fatal chest infection. She died on December 19, 1848 aged 30. Her brother was a large influence on Emily. He had been the only son in the family and therefore bore the burden of his family's expectations. He had been a man of great promise and there were ambitio...