Wuthering Heights

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Penguin, 31.12.2002 - 416 Seiten
One of English literature's classic masterpieces—a gripping novel of love, propriety, and tragedy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Emily Brontë's only novel endures as a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence. The Penguin Classics edition is the definitive version 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. What unfolds is the tale of the intense love between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. 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 Brontë Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Brontë onwards. This complements Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Brontë's influences and background.
 

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Review: Wuthering Heights

Nutzerbericht  - Hasini - Goodreads

An absolutely enchanting love story that amazed me to no end! A must read for all readers! Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Wuthering Heights

Nutzerbericht  - Sue - Goodreads

An even better read second time around and 20+ years on. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Preface
vii
Chronology
xi
Introduction
xv
Further Reading
xxxvi
A Note on the Text
xl
Genealogical Table
xlii
Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell
xliii
Editors Preface to the New 1850 Edition
l
Wuthering Heights
1
Notes
339
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2002)

Emily Brontë (1818-48) along with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, is one of the most significant literary figures of the 19th century. She wrote just one strikingly innovative novel but was also a gifted and intense poet. Pauline Nestor teaches English at Monash University, Australia. Lucasta Miller was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

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