The manuscript for Emily Brontë’s gothic fiction novel “Wuthering Heights” was delivered to publisher Thomas Cautley Newby on this day in 1847. Published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, “Wuthering Heights” was Brontë’s second published work and is now considered a classic of 19th century English literature. Hailing from a family of writers, Brontë’s sister Anne is the author of the autobiographical novel “Agnes Grey” and her other sister Charlotte would find major success a few years later with the release of the similarly themed “Jane Eyre”. Brontë’s most well-known work, “Wuthering Heights” has sold millions of copies since its debut more than 150 years ago.
“Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, But which will bloom most constantly?” —