Wuthering Heights

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The passionate love story of stubborn Cathy and wild-as-the-wind Heathcliff has been a favorite since its original publication in 1848.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780141439556
SKU 31078686
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0141439556
Release Date 1/1/2003
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L 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.
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"The action is laid in Hell--only it seems places and people have English names there."
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Annotation Emily Bronte's novel is about two families in Yorkshire, a brooding Byronic hero, and a love that is stronger than death. WUTHERING HEIGHTS is her only novel--unless it is true that, upon her death, her sister Charlotte burned the manuscript of another. Drawing on the Gothic tradition, it is a tale of obsession, and tells the story of Catherine Earnshaw, a wilfull and romantic girl brought up to be a lady, and Heathcliff, the mysterious gypsy orphan. The relationship between these two remains tempestuous to its end, and affects future generations of these complicated families. The novel's complex structure and point of view were ahead of their time.
First Line I have just returned from a visit to my landlord--the solitary neighbor that I shall be troubled with.
Annotation 2 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 (1845), 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 The passionate love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0416
Publisher Penguin Books

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