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Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

Literary Fiction

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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.


Wuthering Heights Synopsis

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.

About our Collector's Editions: These new compact hardbacks are cloth-bound, with matching coloured end papers, embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance their beautiful, bespoke cover illustrations. The trim page size is 178 x 129mm.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781840227949
Publication date: 15/09/2019
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780141439556
Publication date: 30/01/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781840227949
Publication date: 15th September 2019
Author: Emily Brontë
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Classics, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Emily Brontë

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 ...

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