Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Cover

Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte; Pauline Nestor (Notes by); Lucasta Miller (Preface by)

Penguin Books, Hardcover, 9780141040356, 353pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere ... As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge - and continues to torment those in the present. How love can transgress authority, convention, even death.

About the Author
Emily Bront? was an English novelist and poet, who, along with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, produced some of the most enduring works of the 19th century. Best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, Bront? published her works using the pen name Ellis Bell, a practice common for female writers at the time. Called the Sphynx of Literature, Bront? had no desire for fame and wrote only for her own satisfaction. She died of consumption in 1848 at the age of 30. Collectively, the Bront? sisters novels are considered literary standards that continue to influence modern writers.

Emily Brontë (1818-1848), one of four surviving children of a clergyman, wrote poetry as well as her novel, Wuthering Heights.
Pauline Nestor is senior lecturer in English at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Lucasta Miller is the author of "The BrontA Myth,"

Lucasta Miller was educated at Oxford. She was the deputy literary editor of "The Independent." Her articles and critcism have appeared in "The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, "and "The Sunday Telegraph."

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