Wuthering Heights (Paperback)

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By Emily Brontë, John Bugg (Editor)
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'You said I killed you - haunt me, then '

Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language. It is also one of the most potent revenge narratives. The intense and unbreakable bond between the fiery Catherine Earnshaw and the foundling Heathcliff has startled and fascinated readers since its first publication
in 1847. Of uncertain parentage and ethnicity, Heathcliff comes to Wuthering Heights as a child when Catherine's father finds him wandering alone through the slave-trading port of Liverpool. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff and Catherine find refuge in each other when the household falls into
the hands of Catherine's dissolute older brother. Their bond deepens as they escape together from the violence and stern religion of their home to the Yorkshire moors.

But the story of Catherine and Heathcliff's attachment transforms from intimacy to strife when Catherine marries the refined Edgar Linton. The ensuing story of violence and thwarted passion is one of the most powerful tales of the gothic tradition, a literary mode from which Emily Bront wrings all
of its terrifying potential. A regional novel with a global reach, a work of sensational effects with a startling ethical core, Wuthering Heights is both a romantic melodrama and wrenching study of the difficulty of escaping from the legacies of violence.

This edition reproduces the authoritative Clarendon text, with revised and expanded notes and a selection from the poems of Emily Bront .


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198834786
ISBN-10: 0198834780
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics

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