Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte; Lucasta Miller (Foreword by)

Capuchin Classics, Paperback, 9780956294753, 359pp.

Publication Date: March 2010


The archetypal gothic novel with a new foreword by the author of a seminal Brontë study Emily Brontë's only novel is one of the most treasured classics of 19th-century fiction. Intensely passionate and sharply original, it tells the story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff's doomed love and its disastrous consequences. Emily's profound love of her native Yorkshire is displayed in the novel's evocative depiction of the moors. This is a work full of iconic images and of unfailingly compelling narrative.

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.

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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