Wuthering Heights

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Penguin, 2002 - Foundlings - 337 pages
Cathy and Heathcliff have been inseparable ever since they were children, when he was brought to Wuthering Heights as an abandoned gypsy orphan. Growing up together on the wild Yorkshire moors, it seems as if nothing can break the fierce bond between them. But when Cathy denies her passionate nature and chooses to marry conventional Edgar Linton, it is a fatal decision which sparks violence, destruction and revenge . . .

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About the author (2002)

Emily Bronte, the sister of Charlotte, shared the same isolated childhood on the Yorkshire moors. Emily, however, seems to have been much more affected by the eerie desolation of the moors than was Charlotte. Her one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), draws much of its power from its setting in that desolate landscape. Emily's work is also marked by a passionate intensity that is sometimes overpowering. According to English poet and critic Matthew Arnold, "for passion, vehemence, and grief she had no equal since Byron." This passion is evident in the poetry she contributed to the collection (Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell) published by the Bronte sisters in 1846 under male pseudonyms in response to the prejudices of the time. Her passion reached far force, however, in her novel, Wuthering Heights. Bronte's novel defies easy classification. It is certainly a story of love, but just as certainly it is not a "love story". It is a psychological novel, but is so filled with hints of the supernatural and mystical that the reader is unsure of how much control the characters have over their own actions. It may seem to be a study of right and wrong, but is actually a study of good and evil. Above all, it is a novel of power and fierce intensity that has gripped readers for more than 100 years.

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