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Wuthering Heights A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic

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ISBN-10: 1419542265

ISBN-13: 9781419542268

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Emily Bront�, Emily Bronte

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Wuthering Heights: A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classicfeatures: *The complete tale of the classic novel,Wuthering Heights *More than 700 vocabulary words frequently tested on the SAT highlighted throughout the text *Definitions for each highlighted word on the facing page *A pronunciation guide *An index for easy reference
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
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.