Happy birthday, Emily Bronte! Emily was born on July 30, 1818, in West Riding of Yorkshire, England. One of the famous Bronte siblings, she is celebrated for her novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Wuthering Heights is the story of the ill-fated lovers Cathy, a headstrong and selfish heroine, and Heathcliff, a possessive and cruel hero. It’s a novel filled with passion, obsession, revenge, and self-destruction.