Cover of: Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë

Contributors

  • Editor
    Ian Jack
  • Introduction
    Helen Small

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

Discovered on the streets of Liverpool, Heathcliff is rescued by Mr Earnshaw and taken to the remote Yorkshire farmhouse of Wuthering Heights. Earnshaw's daughter Catherine rapidly forms a passionate attachment to him, but when Catherine's brother takes over the Heights, Heathcliff is lowered to the position of a barely-tolerated farmhand. When Catherine decides to marry the refined Edgar Linton instead, Heathcliff turns revenger. He determines to degrade not only those who sought to degrade him, but their children after them.

Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language. It is also, as the Introduction to this edition explores, one of the most potent revenge narratives. Its ingenious narrative structure, vivid evocation of landscape, and the extraordinary power of its depiction of love and hatred have given it a unique place in English literature. This edition reproduces the authoritative Clarendon text, with revised and expanded notes and a selection from the poems of Emily Brontë.
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Oxford world's classics
Genre
Fiction

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4172 .W7 2009c

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
p. cm.
Number of pages
400

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23207793M
ISBN 10
0199541892
ISBN 13
9780199541898
LC Control Number
2009014876
OCLC/WorldCat
318672814, 769040960
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Amazon.de
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Library Thing
1538
Goodreads
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