Wuthering Heights (Paperback)

Author: Bronte, Emily

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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
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.
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 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.
Annotation 1 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.
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 (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.
First Line I have just returned from a visit to my landlord--the solitary neighbor that I shall be troubled with.
Editors Note Published a year before her death at the age of thirty, Emily Brontë's only novel is set in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors. Depicting the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with an instinct for poetry and for the dark depths of human psychology. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Pauline Nestor New Preface by Lucasta Miller
Editors Note 5 Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.|In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bronte Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This complements Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background.
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Number of Pages 0416
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