Saturday, June 25, 2011

Emily Bronte as Ellis Bell

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I started the Book list below ten years ago this September.  My very first blog explains about the list and why I started it.  I've listed ten books on each post starting with #1...this post will deal with 151-160.  As of today my list has 202, so I've got a few days to go before I list them all.  If you've been here leave a comment to let me know what you think, and if you like what you see tell others about it.

Book list 151-160

151.Unafraid by Francine Rivers
152.Journey to the Well by Diana Wallis Taylor
153.The Priest by Francine Rivers
154.The Warrior by Francine Rivers  (05/19/2009)
155.Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
156.New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
157.Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
158.Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer  (07/11/2009)
159.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte  (07/30/2009)
160.The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Number 159, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is one of my all time favorite books...Top Five of all time for sure.  It was published in 1847 to mixed reviews under the pen name Ellis Bell.  It is her only novel, but she was a poet as well.   Bronte used her own home, Yorkshire moors, as the setting for the book.

Top Withens is believed to be the inspiration for the setting of Wuthering Heights.


Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights...
"Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe—I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad!  Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh God!  It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"


Emily Bronte
Portrait done by her brother, Branwell Bronte

Emily Bronte was born on June 30, 1818.  She died on December 19, 1848, and is buried with her mother, father, brother-Branwell, famous sister-Charlotte Bronte, as well as her other two sisters-Maria and Elizabeth at the Church of Saint Michael and All Angels in Hawthorn, West Yorkshire, England.

Birthplace of Emily Bronte
74 Market Street in Thornton

St. Michael and All Angels Church

Bronte burial vault

1 comment:

  1. I like reading your blogs, I learn something each time I read one.