Emily was one of the three Bronte sisters.
Emily worked as a governess in Halifax. She went to Brussels with Charlotte and in 1845 embarked on a joint publication of poems after Charlotte's discovery of her Gondal verse, including such fine items as 'To Imagination', 'Plead for Me' and 'Last Lines'. Her single novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), is an intense and powerful tale of love and revenge set in the remote wilds of 18th-century Yorkshire; it has much in common with Greek tragedy, and no real counterpart in English literature. It is best known for the character of Heathcliff, one of the most powerful in English literature.