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Emily Bronte was born on July 30, 1818.
In the early 19th century, writing professionally was frowned upon as being unladylike. But Bronte had too much talent keep it hidden. She got around the limitations placed on women by writing under a male pen name.
Unfortunately, she never got the chance to write another novel. She died of tuberculosis when she was just 30 years old.
Two years later, her sister Charlotte made sure she got the credit she never received during her lifetime by reprinting Wuthering Heights under her real name.