Wuthering Heights

ISBN-10: 0312256868
ISBN-13: 9780312256869
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Linda H. Peterson is the Niel Gray, Jr. Professor of English at Yale University. Her books include "Victorian Women's Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing".

Emily Bronte, the sister of Charlotte, shared the same isolated childhood on the Yorkshire moors. Emily, however, seems to have been much more affected by the eerie desolation of the moors than was Charlotte. Her one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), draws much of its power from its setting in that desolate landscape. Emily's work is also marked by a passionate intensity that is sometimes overpowering. According to English poet and critic Matthew Arnold, "for passion, vehemence, and grief she had no equal since Byron." This passion is evident in the poetry she contributed to the collection (Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell) published by the Bronte sisters in 1846 under male pseudonyms in response to the prejudices of the time. Her passion reached far force, however, in her novel, Wuthering Heights. Bronte's novel defies easy classification. It is certainly a story of love, but just as certainly it is not a "love story". It is a psychological novel, but is so filled with hints of the supernatural and mystical that the reader is unsure of how much control the characters have over their own actions. It may seem to be a study of right and wrong, but is actually a study of good and evil. Above all, it is a novel of power and fierce intensity that has gripped readers for more than 100 years.

Wuthering Heights: The Complete Text in Cultural Context
The Complete Text [1847]
Cultural Documents and Illustrations
Wuthering Heights: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
Psychoanalytic Criticism Philip K. Wion
Marxist Criticism Terry Eagleton
Cultural Criticism Nancy Armstrong
*Feminist Criticism Lynn Pykett
*Combining Critical Perspectives Susan Meyer

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