Wuthering Heights - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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Wuthering Heights - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 24/09/2020
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Detailing Cathy and Heathcliff’s self-destructive relationship amidst the wild, feral atmosphere of the Yorkshire moors, Emily Bronte’s sole published novel evokes the violence of doomed romance like no other work of literature.

'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 Bronte 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 Bronte.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198834786
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

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“the greatest romance book EVER!!!”

i read this a while ago now. it was amazing,its a passionate, gothic, unconventional romance.abseloutly perfect.my all time fav book- and ive read alot of books.

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“Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte”

I seem to spend a lot of my time praising novels for aspects like their ingenuity, their intelligence, their sheer descriptive prowess. And these are all important qualities in a book. But what I like best is a good... More

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“Deep, dark and stormy”

This is a book that is difficult to get into and a lot of effort is needed to gain a foothold in the text. A lot of words are used that are no longer commonly used and, despite the full notes, this affects the... More

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