Withering slights: Emily Brontë was no oddball, author argues

Book published this week by Claire O’Callaghan seeks to dispel ‘damaging myths’ about Wuthering Heights author

Two hundred years after her birth Emily Brontë is still remembered as an oddball, a people-hater and the weirdest of three weird sisters.

But a book published this week aims to rehabilitate the reputation of the author of Wuthering Heights, one of the greatest novels ever written: she may have been shy and reserved but she was not strange and should be seen as a woman ahead of her time, the academic Claire O’Callaghan argues.

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