Wuthering Heights

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A passionate story of the love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. The story’s action is chaotic and violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the descriptions of the moorland setting and the poetic grandeur combined to make this novel a masterpiece of English literature.

ISBN: 9781853260018 Author: Bronte, Emily Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Publication Date: 31st May 1992 Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:20) Pages: 417 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Introduction and Notes by John S. Whitley, University of Sussex.

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.

The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.

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