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Wuthering Heights (Paperback)

Author:  Emily/ Hoffman Bronte Afterword:  Juliet Barker Introduction:  Alice Hoffman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0451531795
ISBN-13: 9780451531797
Sku: 216014926
Publish Date: 3/1/2011
Pages:  334
Age Range:  22 to UP
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I have just returned from a visit to my landlord--the solitary neighbor that I shall be troubled with. (from the first line)
There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of passionate love than the story of the tormented Heathcliff, who falls wildly in love with Catherine Earnshaw, the daughter of his benefactor, and of the violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for each other. Revised reissue.
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There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of passionate love than the story of the tormented Heathcliff, who falls wildly in love with Catherine Earnshaw, the daughter of his benefactor, and of the violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for each other.
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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.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.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.
Author Bio
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.

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.

Hoffman is the daughter of a real estate salesman and a social worker. When they divorced, she was raised by her mother on Long Island. A voracious reader, Hoffman has had a lifelong interest in magic and fairy tales, and her reading has had an obvious effect on her own writing, which tends to incorporate fantasy and myth. She has a B.A. from Adelphi College and an M.F.A. from Stanford.

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"The action is laid in Hell--only it seems places and people have English names there." - Dante G. Rossetti 1847
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