From the Publisher
When Mr. Lockwood, the new tenant at Thrushcross Grange, visits his
landlord at Wuthering Heights, he is astounded by the unorthodox
character of the man and his household. Back at the Grange, he asks
his servant, Nelly, about the family. She tells him a strange,
multigenerational tale of love, class, jealously, and revenge.
Thirty years earlier, Mr. Earnshaw, master of Wuthering Heights,
returned from a trip to Liverpool with an unkempt orphan in tow,
annoucning to his wife and children that the child was now a member
of the family. While young Cathering Earnshaw became close with
this boy, Heathcliff, her older brother Hindley sank into bitter
resentment of the urchin who had usurped his father's and sister's
affections - a feeling that only deepened when his father sent him
away to college. As Catherine and Heathcliff grew into young
adults, and their affection blossomed into desire, Hindley's
resentment boiled over into hatred, setting the stage for a tragic
and twisted drama whose aftermath would shake the foundations of
both Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange.
This edition, beautifully bound, features a section on the life and
times of Emily Bronte; an introdution by Tess O'Toole, PhD in
Comparative Literature from Harvard; a genealogy; glossary of the
Yorkshire dialect; endnotes; a 'Based on the Book' section; and a
section on further reading.
From the Jacket
My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees - my love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath - a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff - He's always, always in my mind - not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself - but, as my own being.
About the Author
Emily Bronte was born in Yorkshire, England, in
1818. With her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, she published the
pseudonymous Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in 1846.
Wuthering Heights, Emily's only novel, was
published in 1847 under the name Ellis Bell. In fragile health for
much of her life, she died in 1848.
Published: October 8, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 143514502X
ISBN - 13: 9781435145023