Emily Bronte

Learn a little about Emily Brontë here, and then enjoy our fun colouring pages and printables with the kids!

Portrait of Emily BronteEmily Brontë (1818-1848) wrote only one novel, Wuthering Heights, but that one novel - written under the pen name Ellis Bell and thought rather shocking when it was published - is considered to be a classic of English literature and has been made into numerous films and TV series in recent years.

Emily was born in Yorkshire, the fifth of six children (although two died in childhood). Her mother died when she was only three. After a brief spell at a severe boarding school (from which Emily's older sister Charlotte derived some of the details for her novel Jane Eyre), Emily and her remaining two sisters were educated at home with their brother Bramwell. The siblings had a strict childhood but were able to read widely. From an early age they wrote stories together and developed vivid imaginations.

As the girls grew up they dreamed of opening their own school, furthering their own educations whenever possible and taking up positions at schools and as governesses too. Emily's health wasn't good, however, and when, in her early twenties she had to return home due to ill health, she became the home-maker.

In 1847, Emily published Wuthering Heights and her older sister Anne published Agnes Grey. Wuthering Heights was thought to have been written by a man and received mixed reviews. Sadly Emily became ill soon afterwards and died just a few months after her brother, at the age of only 30. Anne also died shortly afterwards.

Emily Bronte Colouring Page

Emily Bronte Colouring Page

Here's a colouring page of Emily Brontë for younger children, with nice simple lines and a pretty smile!

Emily Bronte Notebooking Page

Emily Bronte Notebooking Page

Our notebooking pages are designed for older children doing their own projects and recording their research. Choose from two pages for Emily Brontë. The first has space for a drawing or illustration, or perhaps for an extract from Wuthering Heights.

Emily Bronte Poster

Emily Bronte Poster

You could use this pretty illustrated poster of Emily Brontë in your book corner or library - or possibly as a cover for a project on Emily and her literary sisters.

Emily Bronte Story Paper

Emily Bronte Story Paper

Children can write about Emily Brontë with our fun story paper (complete with colouring of Emily) - or perhaps use the paper to copy out some lines from Wuthering Heights?

Emily Brontë Story Starter - Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë Story Starter - Wuthering Heights

I've simplified the first line from Emily Brontë's novel, Wuthering Heights, by taking only the first half as I felt the complete line would confuse children. As it stands, I wonder where they will take the story - and what kind of landlord the protagonist might have met earlier!

Emily Bronte Worksheet

Emily Bronte Worksheet

Encourage the children to find out a little about Emily Brontë, 19th century novelist and author of Wuthering Heights. Choose from a colour or black and white version of this fact-finding worksheet. 

Emily Bronte Writing Page

Emily Bronte Writing Page

This Emily Brontë writing page might come in useful when writing about this 19th century author - or about Wuthering Heights.

Learn To Draw Emily Bronte

Learn To Draw Emily Bronte

Here's a fun learn to draw tutorial - something different for your studies of Emily Brontë! Just follow along with the steps.

The Brontë Sisters Colouring Page

The Brontë Sisters Colouring Page

Here's a colouring page of the three Brontë sisters - Anne, Emily and Charlotte, from left to right - taken from a portrait painted by their brother Patrick.

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