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Emily Bronte was born in Thornton on July 30 1818 and later moved with her family to Haworth an isolated village on the moors Her mother Maria Branwell died when she was only three years old leaving Emily and her five siblings Maria Elizabeth and Charlotte Anne and Branwell to the care of the dead womans sister Emily Maria Elizabeth and Charlotte were sent to Cowan a boarding school in 1824 The next year while at school Maria and Elizabeth came home to die of tuberculosis and the other two sisters were also sent home Both spent the next six years at home where they picked up what education they could In 1835 Charlotte became a teacher at the school at Roe Head and Emily joined her as a student After three months Charlotte sent her home again afraid that Emily was extremely homesick from her beloved moors For a short time in 1837 Emily moved to Halifax in order to teach at the Law Hill School She returned to Haworth when her health again began to fail After this agonizing experience Emily remained at home for five years During this period she wrote poetry and short stories to fill her time In 1842 she attended school in Brussels with her sister Charlotte There they studied music and foreign language Emily also wrote her French essays at this time Charlotte and Emily were described as literary geniuses All the family was reunited at home in 1845 In the course of time the Brontes gave up hope for a school of their own Branwell working on a novel told his sisters of the profitable possibilities of novel writing In the autumn of 1845 Charlotte discovered Emilys poems and convinced her sister to collaborate on a volume of poems One year later the volume was titled Poems by Currer Ellis and Action Bell and was published The first venture into publishing was a failure By
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