Table of Contents
List of Illustrations p. viii About Longman Cultural Editions p. ix About This Edition p. xi Introduction p. xv Table of Dates: The Life of Emily Bronte p. xxvi The Chronology of Wuthering Heights p. xxx Wuthering Heights p. 1 Volume 1 p. 3 Volume 2 p. 141 Contexts p. 299 Biographical p. 303 Biographical Sketch p. 303 Emily Bronte in Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) p. 308 Writings p. 313 from "Diary Papers" (1834-1845) p. 313 "The Cat" (translation) (1842) p. 319 Charlotte Bronte's Selection of Poems by Ellis Bell (1850) p. 320 Charlotte Bronte on Ellis Bell p. 329 from "Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell" (1850) p. 330 from "Editor's Preface" (1850) p. 335 Historical, Social, and Legal p. 339 Heathcliff and the Unsettled Classes p. 339 Nomads of City and Country p. 341 Henry Mayhew, from London Labour and the London Poor (1861) p. 341 Self-Made Men and Luddites p. 343 Samuel Smiles, from Self-Help (1859) p. 343 Women's Rights and Roles p. 348 Ellis Bell and Sarah Stickney Ellis p. 348 Sarah Stickney Ellis, from The Women of England, Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits (1839) p. 349 Harriet Martineau, from "On Female Education" (1823) p. 352 Wills, Women, and Property p. 355 Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, from A Brief Summary, in Plain Language, of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women (1854) p. 355 A Tale of Two Houses: Interiors and Servants p. 357 Interiors p. 358 John Ruskin, from "The Nature of Gothic," The Stones of Venice (1851-1853) p. 359 Domestic Servants p. 361 Isabella Beeton, from The Book of Household Management (1861) p. 362 Regional and Popular p. 366 Where Are the Brontes From? p. 366 Ireland, Heathcliff, and the Brontes p. 367 William Wright, from The Brontes in Ireland (1893) p. 368 Yorkshire: Regionalism, Dialect, and Ballads p. 374 Regionalism p. 374 Elizabeth Gaskell, from The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) p. 375 Dialect p. 377 Richard Blakeborough, from Wit, Character, Folklore and Customs of the North Riding of Yorkshire (1898) p. 377 Ballads p. 380 Anonymous, "The Ghaist's Warning" (1812) p. 382 Pilgrims to Haworth p. 387 Matthew Arnold, from "Haworth Churchyard, April 1855" (1877) p. 387 Claude Meeker, from "Haworth; Home of the Brontes" (1895) p. 390 Virginia Woolf, from "Haworth, November 1904" (1904) p. 393 Shifting Literary Honors and the Beaten Track p. 395 Critical and Artful p. 398 Reviews of Wuthering Heights, 1848-1851 p. 399 from Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper (January 1848) p. 399 from Atlas (January 1848) p. 400 G. W. P[eck], from "Wuthering Heights," The American Review (June 1848) p. 401 [E. P. Whipple], from "Novels of the Season," North American Review (October 1848) p. 403 [George Henry Lewes], from The Leader (December 1850) p. 404 [Sydney Dobell], from Eclectic Review (February 1851) p. 405 Early Criticism p. 406 Algernon Charles Swinburne, from "Emily Bronte" (1883) p. 406 Angus M. MacKay, from The Brontes: Fact and Fiction (1897) p. 407 Mary A. Ward [Mrs. Humphry Ward], from "Introduction," Wuthering Heights, Haworth Edition (1900) p. 409 May Sinclair, from The Three Brontes (1912) p. 410 Virginia Woolf, from "Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights" (1916) p. 412 Sites and Resources on the Brontes p. 413 Exhibits p. 413 Selected Web sites p. 415 Adaptations and Translations p. 415 Performances p. 415 Film/Television Adaptations p. 417 Some Translations p. 418 Some Sequels, Pendants, and Biographical Fiction p. 422 Further Reading p. 425 General Resources and Biographical Studies p. 425 Popular Reception and Travels to Bronte Country p. 430 Selected Criticism Since 1995 p. 430 Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1
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Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange 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: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now 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 Bronte Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This compliments Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background.
About the Author
Emily Bronte lived from 1818 to 1848. Although she wrote only Wuthering Heights and about a dozen poms she is accepted as one of the most gifted writers ever. Perhaps the intensity of her writing grew out of the extraordinary pressures of her home life.
Emily's mother died when she was three and she lived with her four sisters and one brother in a bleak, isolated Yorkshire village – Haworth. Her father doted on his only son, Branwell, and expected little from his daughters – they surprised him while Branwell wasted his life and died an alchoholic and drug addict. The girls suffered dreadfully at a cheap boarding school, the oldest two dying of malnutrition. Emily, Charlotte and Anne were brought home just in time but Emily never lost her terrible fear of institutions and of being closed in. The sisters later became governesses to help support Branwell, seen by their father as a future great artist. They also began to publish their writing, under male pen-names as there was much prejudice against women writers. Their first book, a collection of poetry, failed but Emily's novel Wuthering Heights, was highly acclaimed and is still widely read today.
Emily seldom left her home village yet produced one of the most powerful novels of the inner self ever written. She caught a cold at her brother's funeral in 1848 and died a few months later.