The passionate love between the wealthy and pampered Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a mysterious orphan, mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors, in a classic novel of class, love, and revenge. Reprint.
Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” is considered one of the greatest novels ever wrote. It also can be difficult to understand--it is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis, this book features the full text of Brontë's classic novel is also included. BookCap Study Guides are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
Emily Bronte's dark romance, with an introduction from best-selling author Alice Hoffman Heathcliff comes to the brooding mansion of Wuthering Heighths as an orphan child. Cathy is the daughter of the wealthy family that takes him in. They are drawn together from the moment they meet, their love consuming, destructive, and full of desire. They cannot be together, and yet they cannot stay apart. The consequences will haunt generations. This is the chilling story of two people who experience love and all its intense complications. It is a story readers will never forget.
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Published in 1845, Emily Bronte’s gothic novel set on the windy moors of Yorkshire is the story of the doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and her father’s adopted son, Heathcliff. The book was initially poorly received by many critics who found its dark, tragic story needlessly harsh and disturbing. That opinion has not endured, and the only novel Emily Bronte published is now considered to be one of the great classics of English literature.
Over a hundred and fifty years after its initial publication, Emily Brontë’s turbulent portrayal of the Earnshaws and the Lintons, two northern English households nearly destroyed by violent passions in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, continues to provoke and fascinate readers. Heathcliff remains one of the best-known characters in the English novel, and Catherine Earnshaw’s impossible choice between two rivals retains its appeal for contemporary readers. At the same time, the novel’s highly ambivalent representations of domesticity, its famous reticence about its characters and their actions, its formal features as a story within a story, and the mystery of Heathcliff’s origins and identity provide material for classroom discussion at every level of study. The introduction and appendices to this Broadview edition, which place Brontë’s life and novel in the context of the developing “Brontë myth,” explore the impact of industrialization on the people of Yorkshire, consider the novel’s representation of gender, and survey the ways contemporary scholarship has sought to account for Heathcliff, open up multiple contexts within which Wuthering Heights can be read, understood, and enjoyed.
Emily Brontë's haunting tale of love and revenge, rivetingly retold for today's readers, remains as powerful and gripping as the day it was first written. High on the windswept Yorkshire moors, an old farmhouse hides dark secrets. What is the strange history of Wuthering Heights? Why has Heathcliff, its mysterious owner, cut himself off from the world - and who is the unearthly girl wandering the moors at night?
A concise but comprehensive student guide to studying Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights. It covers adaptations such as film and TV versions of the novel and student-friendly features include discussion points and a comprehensive guide to further reading.
Wuthering Heights Is A Unique Novel In A Unique Way. The Present Commen¬Tary Shows How Emily Bronte S Novel Defies Comparison And Is Yet Deeply Rooted In The Cultural And Literary Tradi¬Tions Of Europe. It Explores The Themes Characters And Form Of The Novel Includ¬Ing Narrative Technique, Narrative Modes, And Management Of Time Schemes. The Novel S Poetic Quality Is Discussed In Depth. Some Well-Known Interpretations Of The Novel Are Also Subjected To Critical Examination.The Book Will, No Doubt, Prove Immensely Helpful To Students In Prepar¬Ing Good Answers And Will Stimulate Scholars And Researchers To Fresh Think¬Ing About Wuthering Heights And Its Author.
Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover, language: English, abstract: "Wuthering Heights" is Emily Bronte's (1818-1848) only novel and was published in 1847. It became tremendously popular and is today looked upon as one the most important works of its period especially in terms of describing nature. It is also interesting, though, to examine the description of its characters, especially that of Heathcliff, whose descent and parentage is not unveiled in the story. The reader is tempted into thinking that he might be a Gypsy by heritage. The Question, whether the main character of Emily Bronte's novel "Wuthering Heights," the foundling Heathcliff, is a Gypsy, must certainly be approached out of two different angles. The first thing to discuss is his mere appearance in the novel and the second thing is the examination of how Emily Bronte presents him. The difference of these two ways of approaching the question is one of the very basic features of literature as it is understood in our culture: what does the reader perceive when perusing a text and what is the author's intention for the reader's perception. It is certainly difficult to trace down what the author's intention really is and to separate that from one's own understanding of a piece of literature but one may at least try to approach this task by looking at the story first and then examine the way of representation. Thus, the first step in this paper will be to show which features classify Heathcliff as being a Gypsy in the fashion of the stereotypical Gypsy of 19th century literature and which features might oppose such a view. The second step will be to describe Emily Bronte's way of representation.
A Drama in Three Acts ; Based on the Novel by Emily Brontë
Author: Randolph Carter
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Randolph Carter Based on Part One of the classic novel by Emily Bronte Drama Characters: 3 male, 3 female Multiple Interior Scenes Catherine Ernshaw has inherited Wuthering Heights, together with its occupants, a couple of servants and a wild gypsy boy with whom she has grown up, Heathcliff. Catherine has a violent quarrel with Heathcliff one night, and he disappears into the storm. Shortly thereafter Catherine marries a neighbor named Edgar, and moves away. Heathcliff returns to live in Wuthering Heights, and marries Edgar's sister for spite. He leads her an unhappy life, and infuriates Catherine. One day Catherine falls ill, and in this state goes to visit Wuthering Heights. Edgar follows, and a violent scene ensues, at the height of which Catherine dies. The tempestuous love affair is ended.
WUTHERING NIGHTS Romantics everywhere have been enthralled by Emily Bronte's classic novel of the tragic love between beautiful, spirited Catherine Earnshaw and dark, brooding Heathcliff. The restrained desire between these two star-crossed lovers has always smoldered on the page. And now it ignites into an uncontrollable blaze. In WUTHERING NIGHTS, writer I.J. Miller reimagines this timeless story to reveal the passion between Catherine and Heathcliff--in all its forbidden glory. Set against the stark, raw beauty of the English moors, Heathcliff, an abandoned orphan, recognizes his soulmate in wild, impulsive Catherine, the only woman who can tame his self-destructive nature. And Catherine cannot deny the all-consuming desire she feels for him, despite his low birth. Together they engage in a fiery affair--one that will possess them, enslave them, and change their destinies forever...