Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) Author Emily Brontë
ISBN-10 0141439556
ISBN-13 9780141439556
Year 2002-12-31
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
Download Link Click Here

Emily Bront s only novel a work of tremendous and far reaching influence the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor Lockwood the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange situated 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 relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how Catherine forced to choose between passionate tortured Heathcliff and gentle well bred Edgar Linton surrendered to the expectations of her class As Heathcliff s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past In this edition a new preface by Lucasta Miller author of The Bront Myth looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted from Charlotte Bront onwards This complements Pauline Nestor s introduction which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel as well as Emily Bront s influences and background Emily Bront 1818 48 along with her sisters Charlotte and Anne was one of the most significant literary figures of the 19th century She wrote just one strikingly innovative novel Wuthering Heights but was also a gifted and intense poet If you enjoyed Wuthering Heights you may like Charlotte Bront s Jane Eyre also available in Penguin Classics Wuthering Heights is commonly thought of as romantic but try rereading it without being astonished by the comfortableness with which Bront s characters subject one another to extremes of physical and psychological violence Jeanette Winterson As a first novel there is very little that can compare to it Even Shakespeare took over a decade to reach the clifftop extremities of King Lear Sarah Waters

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *