Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wadsworth Collection

By (author) Emily Bronte, Introduction and notes by John S. Whitley, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 16mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260010
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260018
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: notes, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 1,115

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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.

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

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By R.D-Diaz 12 Jul 2010 5

A story of love and passion between Catherine and Heathcliff that even death could not get in the way. You either like this book or hate it. You'll be surprise the violence and cruelty surrounds the characters in this book not to mention some foul language on the side. You'll never thought that it actually was written by a woman living in the late 1880's and a being a daughter of an Anglican minister.

A Gothic epic romance that has served to be a basis for the famous 1939 movie which was titled the same as the book.

Obsession of loss, passion for unrequited love, ghosts, madness, desolate setting and peace at death in the end.

An absolute must read.

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Emily Bronte's only novel appeared to mixed reviews in 1847, a year before her death at the age of thirty. In the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, and in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors of its setting, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with a disregard for convention, an instinct for poetry and for the dark depths of human psychology that make it one of the greatest novels of passion ever written.