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November 2012 Guest Editor Kate Mosse on Wuthering Heights...
Powerful and elegiac, a novel of drama, passion and compelling characterisation. Most exceptional of all, though, the brilliance of Bronte’s descriptions of landscape and light on the Yorkshire Moors has had a major influence on my writing about southwest France.
One of Clare Balding's favourite books.
Chosen by the public through a survey to coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations of World Book Day 2007, this title is one of ‘the ten books the nation can’t live without’. Have you read them all? Below are links to each title and position on the list.
1. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
4. Harry Potter JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange 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 passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.
Publication date: 30/01/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||30th January 2003|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Classics, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Collections:||50 Classics Everyone Should Read, 45 Novels With A Gothic Influence, 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|
Emily Brontë lived from 1818 to 1848. Although she wrote only Wuthering Heights and about a dozen poms she is accepted as one of the most gifted writers ever. Perhaps the intensity of her writing grew out of the extraordinary pressures of her home life. Emily's mother died when she was three and she lived with her four sisters and one brother in a bleak, isolated Yorkshire village, Haworth. Her father doted on his only son, Branwell, and expected little from his daughters, they surprised him while Branwell wasted his life and died an alcoholic and drug addict. The girls suffered ...More About Emily Brontë