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Emily Brontë   By: (1857-1944)

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Eminent Women Series

Edited by John H. Ingram


All Rights Reserved.




Second Edition.

London: W. H. Allen and Co. 13, Waterloo Place 1883.

[All Rights Reserved]

London: Printed by W. H. Allen and Co., 13 Waterloo Place. S.W.



Introduction 1

CHAPTER I. Parentage 8

CHAPTER II. Babyhood 18

CHAPTER III. Cowan's Bridge 28

CHAPTER IV. Childhood 40

CHAPTER V. Going to School 53

CHAPTER VI. Girlhood at Haworth 61

CHAPTER VII. In the Rue d'Isabelle 77

CHAPTER VIII. A Retrospect 92

CHAPTER IX. The Recall 103

CHAPTER X. The Prospectuses 111

CHAPTER XI. Branwell's Fall 116

CHAPTER XII. Writing Poetry 128

CHAPTER XIII. Troubles 144

CHAPTER XIV. Wuthering Heights: its Origin 154

CHAPTER XV. Wuthering Heights: the Story 168

CHAPTER XVI. 'Shirley' 209

CHAPTER XVII. Branwell's End 217

CHAPTER XVIII. Emily's Death 223

FINIS! 233


1846 56. The Works of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.

1857. Life of Charlotte Brontë. Mrs. Gaskell. 1st and 2nd Editions.

1877. Charlotte Brontë. T. Wemyss Reid.

1877. Note on Charlotte Brontë. A. C. Swinburne.

1881. Three Great Englishwomen. P. Bayne. MS. Lecture on Emily Brontë. T. Wemyss Reid. MS. Notes on Emily and Charlotte Brontë. Miss Ellen Nussey. MS. Letters of Charlotte and Branwell Brontë.

1879. Reminiscences of the Brontës. Miss E. Nussey.

1870. Unpublished Letters of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Hours at Home.

1846. Emily Brontë's Annotated Copy of her Poems.

1872. Branwell Brontë: in the "Mirror." G. S. Phillips.

1879. Pictures of the Past. F. H. Grundy.

1830. Prospectus of the Clergymen's Daughters' School at Cowan's Bridge.

1850. Preface to Wuthering Heights. Charlotte Brontë.

1850. Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell. Charlotte Brontë.

1850. Wuthering Heights: in the "Palladium." Sydney Dobell. Personal Reminiscences of Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Ratcliffe, Mrs. Brown, and Mr. William Wood, of Haworth.

1811 18. Poems of Patrick Brontë, B.A., Incumbent of Haworth.

1879. Haworth: Past and Present. J. Horsfall Turner.



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