Happy birthday, Emily Brontë

Cover of Wuthering HeightsOh Emily. Your creations and their goings-on out on that moor have captured the imaginations of millions of women everywhere. And more than a few men I guess, although I’ve never met one.

You only lived for thirty years but Cathy and Heathcliff (and Linton and Isabella and Edgar and Hareton and Nelly) are immortal.

Even your possessions still fascinate.

Here’s to you, and to Wuthering Heights, and thanks for one of my favourite books.

3 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Emily Brontë

  1. Vanessaccl 30 July 2015 / 3:50 pm

    I remember being made to read Wuthering Heights in the 6th form – I devoured it in one night.

    • Mo-mo 31 July 2015 / 9:12 am

      I never could manage to like anyone in “Wuthering Heights” but that didn’t stop me, during my one trip to the Yorkshire moors, bellowing “HEATHCLIFF!” on the wind, like an idiot.
      I visited the parsonage in Haworth where the Brontes lived and it was very affecting. Small, rather ordinary rooms in which to write a masterpiece, I thought.

  2. Joyce 31 July 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Like Vanessa, I devoured Wuthering Heights in a single sitting as a teenager. I also remember being so transported into the past and the wilds of the Yorkshire moors that I was quite discombobulated when I emerged from my marathon read to find electric lights and my parents wearing yucky 1980s clothing and watching TV. B’day Emily Brontë, what a gal…

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