Cover of: Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë

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

Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Brontë, was asked to pay some of the publication costs. A somber tale of consuming passions and vengeance played out against the lonely moors of northern England, the book proved to be one of the most enduring classics of English literature.
The turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff spans two generations — from the time Heathcliff, a strange, coarse young boy, is brought to live on the Earnshaws' windswept estate, through Cathy's marriage to Edgar Linton and Heathcliff's plans for revenge, to Cathy's death years later and the eventual union of the surviving Earnshaw and Linton heirs.
A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, Wuthering Heights (the author's only novel) remains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1996

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4172 .W7 1996

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
viii, 248 p. ;
Number of pages
248

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL982963M
Internet Archive
wutheringheig00emil
ISBN 10
0486292568
ISBN 13
9780486292564
LC Control Number
96020636
Library Thing
1538
Goodreads
526390
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