Wuthering Heights

ISBN-10: 0553212583

ISBN-13: 9780553212587

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"My greatest thought in living is  Heathcliff. If all else perished, and he remained, I should  still continue to be... Nelly, I am  Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as  a pleasure... but as my own being."  Wuthering Heights is the only novel of  Emily Bronte, who died a year after its  publication, at the age of thirty. A brooding Yorkshire tale  of a love that is stronger than death, it is also  a fierce vision of metaphysical passion, in which  heaven and hell, nature and society, are  powerfully juxtaposed. Unique, mystical, with a timeless  appeal, it has become a classic of English  literature.
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List price: $4.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
Introduction
A Fresh Approach to Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights as Classic
Framing in Wuthering Heights
Gender and Layered Narrative in Wuthering Heights
Gender and Genre in Wuthering Heights
Voicing a Silent History: Wuthering Heights as Dialogic Text
Myths of Power in Wuthering Heights
Looking Oppositely: Emily Bronte's Bible of Hell
The Language of Familial Desire
The (Self-)Identity of the Literary Text: Property, Proper Place, and Proper Name in Wuthering Heights
Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
Index
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