Wuthering Heights (Hardcover)

Author: Bronte, Emily

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One of the most powerful novels ever written, "Wuthering Heights" ranks among the greatest love stories of all time. The cover illustration of "Wuthering Heights" was commissioned from designer Celia Birtwell, the muse of David Hockney, and a designer renowned since the 1960s for her fabrics which defined the look of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Paloma Picasso. This edition includes a fascinating insight into Emily Bronte and her novel by her sister, Charlotte, the author of "Jane" "Eyre."


Publisher Collectors Library
Mfg Part# 9781904633044
SKU 214552305
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1904633048
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 6H x 3.75L x 1T
Author Info
Emily Bronte
Best known for her single novel, the classic WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Emily Bronte grew up--along with her literary sisters Charlotte and Anne and a brother, Branwell--in the village of Haworth in Yorkshire, England. Her mother died when Emily--the youngest--was 3 years old. A precocious and highly unusual child, she was educated mostly at home; in 1842 she spent six months at school in Brussels with her sister Charlotte, where she studied music and languages, but returned home to care for her father. The years following were a period of great productivity in her writing life, when she wrote her novel as well as many of her extraordinary poems, and roamed the moors alone with her dog Keeper, for hours at a time. Branwell died in 1848, and Emily caught cold at his funeral--a cold that became a severe bronchial infection. She died of it just before Christmas, at the age of 30.
From the Publisher
Annotation Drawing on the Gothic tradition, Emily Bronte's WUTHERING HEIGHTS is the tale of Catherine Earnshaw, a wilfull and romantic girl brought up to be a lady, and Heathcliff, the mysterious gypsy orphan. Bronte's use of a series of unreliable narrators to unfold their story heightens the mythic quality of the passionate attachment that is at the heart of the book--a relationship that remains tempestuous to its end, and leaves its mark on future generations of their complicated families. The novel's innovative structure, full of sophisticated flashbacks and shifts in time, was ahead of its time, and the brilliant evocation of the Yorkshire moors, with their contrasting great houses--dark and terrible Wuthering Heights, serene and civilized Thrushcross Grange--is a brilliant example of scene-setting. WUTHERING HEIGHTS is Emily Bronte's only novel--unless it is true that, upon her death, her sister Charlotte burned the manuscript of another. When the book was published (1847), it was considered odd, unpleasant, and slightly mad, but time has improved its reputation: WUTHERING HEIGHTS is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest works of English literature.
Editors Note Forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, Lockwood stumbles upon its tempestuous history: the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. It is the innocent heirs who must struggle to escape Heathcliff's vengeance.
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