Emily Brontë’s poetry was published under the male pseudonym of Ellis Bell, in order to avoid the prejudice against women writers.
She was one of the nineteenth century’s most important lyrics poets.
Brontë’s poetry is filled with gothic romance and elemental forces, it is emotionally charged, even turbulent, filled with spiritual bliss and unsublimated desires. Had she lived longer, her poetry may well have superseded the popularity of her novel, but she was dead at thirty, and we are left with the tantalising legacy of exquisitely composed lyrics.
Considered by many to be the greatest writer of the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, Emily Brontë published only one novel, WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1847), a story of doomed love and revenge.