Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

by Nicholas Marsh
     
 

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Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights took the literary world by storm when it was published in 1847. There had never been a novel like it, and it continues to cast a powerful spell over readers to this day. This book takes extracts and examines them in close detail to explore how Brontë achieves her effects and to inquire into the significance of her

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Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights took the literary world by storm when it was published in 1847. There had never been a novel like it, and it continues to cast a powerful spell over readers to this day. This book takes extracts and examines them in close detail to explore how Brontë achieves her effects and to inquire into the significance of her characters and fable. The reader is taught to explore and appreciate the love-tragedy of Catherine and Heathcliff, the resonant images and symbols of the text, and the complex way the story is told.

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Takes a practical but not unsophisticated approach to the process of understanding literary works, closely examining extracts of the novel to explore how Bront<:e> achieves her effects and to discover the layers of meaning in her characters, their conflicts, and the novel's images and symbols. Of likely interest to introductory college level readers and anyone seeking to understand critical literary analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312223779
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/29/1999
Series:
Analysing Texts Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Marsh is the author of three previous books in the Analysing Texts Series: Shakespeare: The Tragedies, Virginia Woolf: The Novels, and Jane Austen: The Novels.

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