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    Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Emily Bronte, Edited by Pauline Nestor, Preface by Lucasta Miller

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    DescriptionEmily Bronte's only novel, a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence, the "Penguin Classics" edition of "Wuthering Heights" is the definitive edition of the text, edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor. Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before; of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of "The Bronte Myth", looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This complements Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background. Emily Bronte (1818-48), along with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, was one of the most significant literary figures of the 19th century. She wrote just one strikingly innovative novel, "Wuthering Heights", but was also a gifted and intense poet. If you enjoyed "Wuthering Heights", you may like Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, also available in "Penguin Classics". "'Wuthering Heights" is commonly thought of as "romantic", but try rereading it without being astonished by the comfortableness with which Bronte's characters subject one another to extremes of physical and psychological violence." (Jeanette Winterson). "As a first novel, there is very little that can compare to it. Even Shakespeare took over a decade to reach the clifftop extremities of King Lear" (Sarah Waters).


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    Title
    Wuthering Heights
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emily Bronte, Edited by Pauline Nestor, Preface by Lucasta Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141439556
    ISBN 10: 0141439556
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Approval Code: C25101516
    LC classification: PR4172 .W7 2003B
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    chronology, geanealogical table, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Emily Bronte (1818-48) along with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, is one of the most significant literary figures of the 19th century. She wrote just one strikingly innovative novel but was also a gifted and intense poet. Pauline Nestor teaches English at Monash University, Australia. Lucasta Miller was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.