Wuthering Heights by Emily BrontëYou can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE.
This best-selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel. For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals. The text is accompanied by entirely new explanatory annotations.
New to the fourth Edition are twelve of Emily Brontes letters regarding the publication of the 1847 edition of Wuthering Heights as well as the evolution of the 1850 edition, prose and poetry selections by the author, four reviews of the novel, and poetry selections by the author, four reviews of the novel, and Edward Chithams insightful and informative chronology of the creative process behind the beloved work.
Five major critical interpretations of Wuthering Heights are included, three of them new to the Fourth Edition. A Stuart Daley considers the importance of chronology in the novel. J. Hillis Miller examines Wuthering Heightss problems of genre and critical reputation. Sandra M. Gilbert assesses the role of Victorian Christianity plays in the novel, while Martha Nussbaum traces the novels romanticism. Finally, Lin Haire-Sargeant scrutinizes the role of Heathcliff in film adaptations of Wuthering Heights.
A Chronology and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.
Who Was Emily Bronte? Celebrating The 200th Anniversary of Her Birth
The shyest of her sisters, Emily was more comfortable out in nature, with animals. That struggle between culture and nature shows in Wuthering Heights, as we see its protagonists Catherine and Heathcliff ruled by their passions while the Linton family focuses more on societal refinement.
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Her two eldest sisters Maria and Elizabeth died when she was young. She had a brother named Patrick Branwell and two sisters, Charlotte and Anne , who were also novelists. The three sisters published together under the names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. He moved his family to Haworth amid the Yorkshire moors in In their father became rector of Haworth, remaining there for the rest of his life. After the death of their mother in , the children were left very much to themselves in the bleak moorland rectory.
Today marks the th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte, the author of the classic novel Wuthering Heights. Although the tempestuous Gothic novel is a staple of school and university reading lists, its author remains a mysterious figure, having lived the majority of her life at her childhood home on the Yorkshire moors before dying at the age of The children of an impoverished Yorkshire clergyman, Emily and her sisters enjoyed an unusual degree of freedom for Victorian young ladies, roaming the moors around Haworth and letting their fertile imaginations run loose in plays, poems and stories. Emily and her sister Anne would continue writing whimsical tales about a fictional kingdom they called Gondal well into adulthood. She spent brief periods in formal schooling, but suffered acutely from ill health and homesickness, and always returned to the freedom and familiarity of her beloved moors.