Wuthering Heights

ISBN-10: 0393978893
ISBN-13: 9780393978896
Edition: 4th 2002
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Description: At the centre of this novel is the passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - recounted with such emotional intensity that a plain tale of the Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.

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Book details

List price: $12.10
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

At the centre of this novel is the passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - recounted with such emotional intensity that a plain tale of the Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.

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.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
The Text of Wuthering Heights
The 1847 Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte's Diary
"The Butterfly"
Sculpting the Statue: A Chronology of the Process of Writing Wuthering Heights
Publishing the 1847 Wuthering Heights
Reviews of the 1847 Wuthering Heights
The 1850 Wuthering Heights
Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell
Editor's Preface to the New Edition of Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte's Poems for the 1850 Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte: Selections
A little while, a little while
The bluebell is the sweetest flower
Loud without the wind was roaring
Shall Earth no more inspire thee
The night wind
Aye there it is! It wakes to night
Love is like the wild rose briar
From a Dungeon Wall
How few, of all the hearts that loved
In the earth, the earth thou shalt be laid
Song by J. Brenzaida to G. S.
For him who struck thy foreign string
Heavy hangs the raindrop
Child of Delight!
Silent is the House
I do not weep
Stanzas
No coward soul is mine
Reviews of the 1850 Wuthering Heights
A Chronology of Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights: Repetition and the "Uncanny"
Looking Oppositely: Emily Bronte's Bible of Hell
Wuthering Heights: The Romantic Ascent
Sympathy for the Devil: The Problem of Heathcliff in Film Versions of Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography

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