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Wuthering Heights [Paperback]

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Pages   248
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 17, 2005
Publisher   A Bed Book
ISBN  1933652098  
ISBN13  9781933652092  


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More About Emily Bronte


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Emily Jane Bronte was born July 30, 1818, at Thornton in Yorkshire, the fifth of six children of Patrick and Maria Bronte. Both of Emily's parents had literary leanings; her mother published one essay, and her father wrote four books and dabbled in poetry. In 1821, shortly after Emily's third birthday, Maria died of cancer. Maria's sister, Elizabeth, came to live as a housekeeper and was responsible for training the girls in the household arts. Although Emily did spend a few short times away from Haworth, it was her primary residence and the rectory where she resided now serves as a Bronte Museum. Emily's only close friends were her brother Branwell and her sisters Charlotte and Anne.

Emily died of tuberculosis on December 19, 1848, also at the age of thirty, and never knew the great success of her only novel Wuthering Heights, which was published almost exactly a year before her death on December 19, 1848. From the opinions of those who knew her well, Emily emerges as a reserved, courageous woman with a commanding will and manner. In the biographical note to the 1850 edition of Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Bronte attributes to her sister "a secret power and fire that might have informed the brain and kindled the veins of a hero."



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. Barnes & Noble Classics
  2. Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
  3. Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
  4. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  5. Oxford Children's Classics
  6. Penguin Classics
  7. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  8. Puffin Classics
  9. Tantor Unabridged Classics


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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Authors, A-Z > ( B ) > Bronte, Emily
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5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British > British > Bronte, Emily



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Romance... Or Reality Check?   May 20, 2007
This is an interesting book in that people tend to take it in one of two ways. People either feel that Miss Bronte is drawing a love story between Heathcliff and the 1st Catherine or that Miss Bronte is is pointing out the worthlessness and 'terrible truth' of the failings of romantic love. I myself leans towards the latter. (For one thing, the first Catherine dies 1/2 way through the story!) The story is basically this. Mr. Earnshaw (father of Hindley and the 1st Catherine) brings home an abandoned child. (Heathcliff) At the risk of oversimplifying, Heathcliff is basically responsible for rifts in the Earnshaw household. (For one thing, with some justification, Hindley feels that he has lost his father's affection to Heathcliff.) Heathcliff seems to bring out the worst in both Hindley and Catherine. While we may sympathize with Heathcliff from time to time, he basically represents vengeance and destruction. Moving on, you'll probably notice that while certain characters display passion for each other, the happiness DOES NOT last into the marriage. We may be tempted to think that the character Nelly Dean is in fact, Emily Bronte herself scoffing at the very characters she created. Moving on, the first Catherine (who married Edgar Linton) dies leaving behind one daughter. (Cathy) The widower Hindley dies leaving behind a brain damaged son. (Hareton) The story then switches focus to Hareton, the widower Edgar, Edgar's daughter Cathy, and Heathcliff's son Linton. It is interesting that Edgar is the most likable once he is a widower trying to raise his daughter. Heathcliff remains a character of darkness and vengeance bringing pain and torment to the surviving characters. (For someone who is famous for supposedly loving the 1st Catherine, he sure doesn't mention her much! Nor does he seem to have problems treating her daughter wickedly. There is something called false imprisonment as well as kidnapping!) I don't want to ruin the book for those of you who haven't read it yet. But there is an interesting resolution that to some extent gives the 'romantic at heart' what they want. However, at the same time, Heathcliff's expansion of character is notably limited and not overly convincing. While many see this as a romantic novel, Miss Bronte is offering us an interesting reality check. (Passions are often shortlived and do not usually last once marriage and reality settle in.)
 

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