Wuthering Heights : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives /

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Main Author: Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848
Other Authors: Peterson, Linda H.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2003.
Edition:2nd ed.
Series:Case studies in contemporary criticism
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Main Author:Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848
Summary:

This critical edition of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights presents the classic novel alongside critical essays within four contemporary perspectives: psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, and cultural studies to enhance your ability to see the novel in context.

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Physical Description:xi, 532 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:0312256868
Author Notes:

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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