Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
‘May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you – haunt me, then.’ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights is the tale of two families both joined and riven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and wilful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of cruelty and violence which will leave one of them dead and cast a shadow over the lives of their children.
Emily Bronte's novel is a stunningly original and shocking exploration of obsessive passion
About the Author
Emily Bronte was the most solitary member of a unique, tightly knit, English provincial family. Bom 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 Rev. Patrick Bronte. All five were poets and writers; all but Branwell would publish at least one book. Brief stays at several boarding schools were the sum of Emily's experiences outside Haworth, until 1842, when she entered a school in Brussels with her sister Charlotte. In 1845, Charlotte Bronte came across a manuscript volume of Emily's poems and realized Emily's talent. At Charlotte's urging, Emily's poems along with Anne's and her own were published pseudonymously in 1846. Though almost complete silence greeted the volume, the three sisters began to write novels. Emily's effort was Wuthering Heights, appearing in 1847. Emily Bronte died in December of 1848, when Wuthering Heights was just beginning to be understood as the wild and singular work of genius that it is.
Paperback | 368 pages
129 x 198 x 22mm | 272g
01 Apr 2008
London, United Kingdom
Edition Number: 1
Condition: Very Good
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks along the edges, and very minor scratches. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.