Posted on July 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Emily Brontë, born 203 years ago tomorrow, famously published only one novel: Wuthering Heights.

But scholars have reason to believe that Brontë was at work on her second novel at the time of her tragically young death.

What happened to that manuscript, though, is subject to much more debate than the fact that it existed.

JSTOR explores the reasons why, as many researchers believe, surviving sister Charlotte Brontë might have deliberately destroyed the manuscript and speculates on what that second Emily Brontë novel might have looked like.

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