Happy Birthday, Emily Brontë! Born July 30, 1818.
L.M. Montgomery on re-reading Wuthering Heights: “I spent most of the day in bed ill with a bad cold and feeling discouraged. I lay there and looked out of the window on a dreary world of rain and snow. By times I read Wuthering Heights, which was a very poor choice for such a day and such an illness. There is not one agreeable character in the book—no one who seems really sane. Yet it has a wild, indescribably, inescapable charm…” (The Selected Journals, Vol. IV, 259)
L.M. Montgomery on Emily Brontë: (Upon reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s bio of Charlotte Brontë) “Emily Brontë is a mysterious figure. The impression of her left from reading the Life is an unpleasant one…Her genius was greater than Charlotte’s—and even narrower. But the world did not know it when she died. Strange Emily Brontë” (The Selected Journals, Vol. III, 204-205).