Emily Bronte (1818-1848) was an English novelist and poet, and perhaps the greatest of the world-famous Bronte sisters whose novels are considered classics in nineteenth century fiction. Their works still intrigue fans today, more than 150 years after they were first published. Emily was a reserved character and didn't leave much in the way of correspondence to illuminate her life, but she loved her home in the moorlands of Yorkshire. Her poetry was revered for its poetic genius and her novel Wuthering Heights, published in 1847, is accepted as one of the greatest works in the English language. Judith John (Glossary) is a writer and editor specializing in literature and history. A former secondary school English Language and Literature teacher, she has subsequently worked as an editor on major educational projects, including English A: Literature for the Pearson International Baccalaureate series. Judith's major research interests include Romantic and Gothic literature, and Renaissance drama.