Wuthering Heights

ISBN-10: 0141439556

ISBN-13: 9780141439556

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Emily Bront�, Pauline Nestor, Lucasta Miller

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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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List price: $8.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

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.

List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions
About This Edition
Table of Dates: The Life of Emily Bronte
The Chronology of Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Volume 1
Volume 2
Biographical Sketch
Emily Bronte in Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857)
from "Diary Papers" (1834-1845)
"The Cat" (translation) (1842)
Charlotte Bronte's Selection of Poems by Ellis Bell (1850)
Charlotte Bronte on Ellis Bell
from "Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell" (1850)
from "Editor's Preface" (1850)
Historical, Social, and Legal
Heathcliff and the Unsettled Classes
Nomads of City and Country
Henry Mayhew, from London Labour and the London Poor (1861)
Self-Made Men and Luddites
Samuel Smiles, from Self-Help (1859)
Women's Rights and Roles
Ellis Bell and Sarah Stickney Ellis
Sarah Stickney Ellis, from The Women of England, Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits (1839)
Harriet Martineau, from "On Female Education" (1823)
Wills, Women, and Property
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, from A Brief Summary, in Plain Language, of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women (1854)
A Tale of Two Houses: Interiors and Servants
John Ruskin, from "The Nature of Gothic," The Stones of Venice (1851-1853)
Domestic Servants
Isabella Beeton, from The Book of Household Management (1861)
Regional and Popular
Where Are the Brontes From?
Ireland, Heathcliff, and the Brontes
William Wright, from The Brontes in Ireland (1893)
Yorkshire: Regionalism, Dialect, and Ballads
Elizabeth Gaskell, from The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857)
Richard Blakeborough, from Wit, Character, Folklore and Customs of the North Riding of Yorkshire (1898)
Anonymous, "The Ghaist's Warning" (1812)
Pilgrims to Haworth
Matthew Arnold, from "Haworth Churchyard, April 1855" (1877)
Claude Meeker, from "Haworth; Home of the Brontes" (1895)
Virginia Woolf, from "Haworth, November 1904" (1904)
Shifting Literary Honors and the Beaten Track
Critical and Artful
Reviews of Wuthering Heights, 1848-1851
from Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper (January 1848)
from Atlas (January 1848)
G. W. P[eck], from "Wuthering Heights," The American Review (June 1848)
[E. P. Whipple], from "Novels of the Season," North American Review (October 1848)
[George Henry Lewes], from The Leader (December 1850)
[Sydney Dobell], from Eclectic Review (February 1851)
Early Criticism
Algernon Charles Swinburne, from "Emily Bronte" (1883)
Angus M. MacKay, from The Brontes: Fact and Fiction (1897)
Mary A. Ward [Mrs. Humphry Ward], from "Introduction," Wuthering Heights, Haworth Edition (1900)
May Sinclair, from The Three Brontes (1912)
Virginia Woolf, from "Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights" (1916)
Sites and Resources on the Brontes
Selected Web sites
Adaptations and Translations
Film/Television Adaptations
Some Translations
Some Sequels, Pendants, and Biographical Fiction
Further Reading
General Resources and Biographical Studies
Popular Reception and Travels to Bronte Country
Selected Criticism Since 1995
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