Wuthering Heights (Broadview Literary Texts Series) / Edition 1

Wuthering Heights (Broadview Literary Texts Series) / Edition 1

by Emily Brontë
     
 

Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Bronte, was asked to pay some of the publication costs. A somber tale of consuming passions and vengeance played out against the lonely moors of northern England, the book proved to be one of the most enduringSee more details below

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Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Bronte, was asked to pay some of the publication costs. A somber tale of consuming passions and vengeance played out against the lonely moors of northern England, the book proved to be one of the most enduring classics of English literature.

The turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff spans two generations -- from the time Heathcliff, a strange, course young boy, is brought to live on the Earnshaw's windswept estate, through Cathy's marriage to Edgar Linton and Heathcliff's plans for revenge, to Cathy's death years later and the eventual union of the surviving Earnshaw and Linton heirs.

A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, Wuthering Heightsremains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112473
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
12/14/2001
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
519
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

About the series
About this volume
Pt. 1Wuthering heights : the complete text in cultural context
Introduction : biographical and historical contexts3
The complete text (1847)15
Cultural documents and illustrations289
The regional context: Haworth, Yorkshire, and the Moors292
The political context : the women's movement295
The historical context : the Irish potato famine302
Imperial and racial contexts : models for Heathcliff316
The legal context : English inheritance laws324
Pt. 2Wuthering Heights : a case study in contemporary criticism
A critical history of Wuthering Heights333
Psychoanalytic criticism and Wuthering Heights348
What is psychoanalytic criticism?348
Psychoanalytic criticism : a selected bibliography359
The absent mother in Wuthering Heights364
Marxist criticism and Wuthering Heights379
What is Marxist criticism?379
Marxist criticism : a selected bibliography391
Myths of power : a Marxist study on Wuthering Heights394
Cultural criticism and Wuthering Heights411
What is cultural criticism?411
Cultural criticism : a selected bibliography424
Imperialist nostalgia and Wuthering Heights430
Feminist criticism and Wuthering Heights451
What is feminist criticism?451
Feminist criticism : a selected bibliography459
Changing the names : the two Catherines468
Combining perspectives on Wuthering Heights478
From "your father was emperor of China, and your mother an Indian queen" : reverse imperialism in Wuthering Heights480
Glossary of critical and theoretical terms503
About the contributors530

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