Cover of: Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë


  • Editor
    Alison Booth

About the Book

A tale of passion set in the bleak Yorkshire moors in mid 19thC, far from the Victorian uprightness, Wuthering Heights depicts the mutual love of Catherine and Heathcliff till destruction rends the narration; yet cruelty is only to be met with forgiveness in the following generations. Romantic, impassioned and wild, it is also a dark journey in the human soul.

About the Edition

From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Wuthering Heights, edited by Alison Booth, presents Emily Bronte's haunting, brilliant novel freshly edited, smartly annotated, and illuminated by various contexts.

Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

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The text is enriched by poems, diaries, and memoirs, from Brontë to Virginia Woolf.
This illustrated edition is unique in locating Wuthering Heights in its region as well as period, while it follows every phase of the Brontë renown, from tourism to adaptations, from early reviews to recent critical trends.
Alison's Booth's extraordinary edition will fascinate students of the Brontës, the novel, female literature, the gothic, and the fraught conflicts of Victorian literary imagination.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Top Withins
High Sunderland
"Gun Portrait" from Marion Harland
Several illustrations from Bronte Society Transactions:
Main Street, Haworth
Haworth Old Church
The Birthplace of the Bronte Sisters, Thornton
The Black Bull
Branwell Bronte's Chair
The Waterfall on the Moor
Haworth Parsonage
Emily Bronte, drawing of Keeper
Haworth Parsonage
Facscimile Title Page of First Edition
About This Edition
Text of Wuthering Heights
Emily and Anne Bronte, "Diary Note"
Charlotte Bronte, "Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell"
"Editor's Preface"
Ellen Nussey on Emily
Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life Of Charlotte Bronte on Emily
Emily Bronte, Poems
Historical, Social, and Legal
Inheritance, Law, and Women
From Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, A Brief Summary, in Plain Language, of the Most Important
LawConcerning Women (London: Chapman, 1854)
Class, Urban Culture, and Mobility
Urban Slums and Street Children
Houses, Home Decor, and Consumer Goods
From Charles Eastlake, Hints on Household Taste
From John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice
Regional and International
Family History
William Wright, The Brontes In Ireland
The Great Hunger
From Richard Blakesborough, Wit, Character, Folklore & Customs of the Nortern Riding of Yorkshire, 1898
Literacy: Summary and Quotation from J. Paul Hunter, Before Novels
Haworth and Vicinity
Original Locations
Memoirs and Pilgrimages
C. Holmes Cautley, "Old Haworth Folk Who Knew the Brontes," 1910
Virginia Woolf, from "Haworth, November 1904"
Sylvia Plath
Muriel Spark
The Bronte Society and Parsonage Museum
From Claude Meeker, "Haworth: Home of the Brontes," 1895
Critical and Artful
Early Criticism
Sequels, Adaptations, Films
Further Reading
Web materials

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-432).

Longman cultural editions
Other Titles
Wuthering Heights


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PR4172 .W7 2009

The Physical Object

xxxi, 432 p. :
Number of pages

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