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Emily Brontë

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Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,581 / 213 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
LoC Categories: PR, CT
Downloads: 975
Added to site: 2008.06.15 21219
Genre: Biography

She died, before a single word of worthy praise had reached her. She died with her work misunderstood and neglected. And yet not unhappy.

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heir father, Currer, Ellis, and Acton derived a strong will. From their mother, the disease that slew Emily and Anne in the prime of their youth and made Charlotte always delicate and ailing. In both cases the boy, Patrick Branwell, was very slightly affected; but he too died young, from excesses that suggest a taint of insanity in his constitution.

Insanity and genius stand on either side consumption, its worse and better angels. Let none call it impious or absurd to rank the greatest gift to mankind as the occasional result of an inherited tendency to tubercular disease. There are of course very many other determining causes; yet is it certain that inherited scrofula or phthisis may come out, not in these diseases, or not only in these diseases, but in an alteration, for better or for worse, of the condition of the mind. Out of evil good may come, or a worse evil.

The children's father was a nervous, irritable and violent man, who endowed them with a nervous organisation easily disturbed and a



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