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Description - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Introduction and Notes by John S. Whitley, University of Sussex. 'Wuthering Heights' is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature. AUTHOR: Emily Jane Bronte (30 July 1818 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Bronte sisters, between Charlotte and Anne. She published under the androgynous pen name Ellis Bell.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853260018
ISBN-10: 1853260010
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emily Bronte

Introduction and Notes by John S. Whitley, University of Sussex.

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