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Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics) [Hardcover]

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Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2005
Publisher   Barnes & Noble Classics
ISBN  1593083610  
EAN  9781593083618  


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"Wuthering Heights," by Emily Bronte, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics": New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Emily Bronte's only novel, "Wuthering Heights" remains one of literature's most disturbing explorations into the dark side of romantic passion. Heathcliff and Cathy believe they're destined to love each other forever, but when cruelty and snobbery separate them, their untamed emotions literally consume them.
Set amid the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors, "Wuthering Heights," an unpolished and devastating epic of childhood playmates who grow into soul mates, is widely regarded as the most original tale of thwarted desire and heartbreak in the English language.Daphne Merkin is the author of a novel, "Enchantment," which won the Edward Lewis Wallant award for best new work of American-Jewish fiction, and an essay collection, "Dreaming of Hitler," She has written essays and reviews for publications that include "American Scholar," the "New York Times," where she is a regular contributor to the "Book Review," the "Los Angeles Times Book Review," "Elle," and "Vogue,"


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Emily Jane Bronte was the most solitary member of a unique, tightly-knit, English provincial family. Born in 1818, she shared the parsonage of the town of Haworth, Yorkshire, with her older sister, Charlotte, her brother, Branwell, her younger sister, Anne, and her father, The Reverend Patrick Bronte. All five were poets and writers; all but Branwell would publish at least one book.

Fantasy was the Bronte children's one relief from the rigors of religion and the bleakness of life in an impoverished region. They invented a series of imaginary kingdoms and constructed a whole library of journals, stories, poems, and plays around their inhabitants. Emily's special province was a kingdom she called Gondal, whose romantic heroes and exiles owed much to the poems of Byron.

Brief stays at several boarding schools were the sum of her experiences outside Haworth until 1842, when she entered a school in Brussels with her sister Charlotte. After a year of study and teaching there, they felt qualified to announce the opening of a school in their own home, but could not attract a single pupil.

In 1845 Charlotte Bronte came across a manuscript volume of her sister's poems. She knew at once, she later wrote, that they were "not at all like poetry women generally write...they had a peculiar music-wild, melancholy, and elevating." At her sister's urging, Emily's poems, along with Anne's and Charlotte's, were published pseudonymously in 1846. An almost complete silence greeted this volume, but the three sisters, buoyed by the fact of publication, immediately began to write novels. Emily's effort was Wuthering Heights; appearing in 1847 it was treated at first as a lesser work by Charlotte, whose Jane Eyre had already been published to great acclaim. Emily Bronte's name did not emerge from behind her pseudonym of Ellis Bell until the second edition of her novel appeared in 1850.

In the meantime, tragedy had struck the Bronte family. In September of 1848 Branwell had succumbed to a life of dissipation. By December, after a brief illness, Emily too was dead; her sister Anne would die the next year. Wuthering Heights, Emily's only novel, was just beginning to be understood as the wild and singular work of genius that it is. "Stronger than a man," wrote Charlotte, "Simpler than a child, her nature stood alone."

Emily Bronte lived in Thornton. Emily Bronte was born in 1818 and died in 1848.

Emily Bronte has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Penguin Classics


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Interesting...  Dec 16, 2007
After reading "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte, I knew I had to read her sister's only novel. Quite an interesting contrast to the love story of "Jane Eyre," but unique and worthwhile nonetheless. A great classic by a 19th century female writer...read it!
 
Bronte wrote in this book  Jul 15, 2007
"I don't know if it be a peculiarity in me, but I am seldom otherwise than happy while watching in the chamber of death, should no frenzied or despairing mourner share the duty with me. I see a repose that neither earth nor hell can break, and I feel an assurance of the endless and shadowless hereafter - the Eternity they have entered - where life is boundless in its duration, and love in its sympathy, and joy in its fulness."

One should become, to some extent, acquainted with the Yorkshire Moors, the 18th century and be fully prepared to realize that Emily Bronte was in love with death, then let her take you there. You can come back--she didn't.
 
Dont miss out*S*  Feb 22, 2007
These books should still be required reading. HOW AWESOME and timeless.
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