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Wuthering Heights Summary
Emily Brontë

Everything you need to understand or teach Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

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Wuthering Heights Summary

Introduction

First published m 1847, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights ranks high on the list of major works of English literature A brooding tale of passion and revenge set in the Yorkshire moors, the novel has inspired no fewer than four film versions in modern times. Early critics did not like the work, citing its excess of passion and its coarseness. A second edition was published in 1850, two years after the author's death. Sympathetically prefaced by her sister Charlotte, it met with greater success, and the novel has continued to grow in stature ever since. In the novel a pair of narrators, Mr Lockwood and Nelly Dean, relate the story of the foundling Heathcliff s arrival at Wuthering Heights, and the close-knit bond he forms with his benefactor's daughter, Catherine Earnshaw. One in spirit, they are nonetheless social unequals, and the saga of frustrated yearning and destruction that follows Catherine's...

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