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December 19, 2012

Emily Bronte: Same and Singular

Emily Bronte   (1818 - 1848)

Emily Bronte
(1818 – 1848)

On this day in 1848 Emily Bronte died at the age of thirty. Of all the death and drama in the Bronte household over the surrounding eight months — events which now stand as famous and poignant as any in the Bronte novels — none seems to impress or import more than Emily’s. Her “powerful and peculiar” character, said Charlotte, inspired “an anguish of wonder and love.”

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