You Can Find The Redesigned Cover Of This Edition HEREThis Best Selling Norton Critical Edition Is Based On The First Edition Of The Novel For The Fourth Edition, The Editor Has Collated The Text With Several Modern Editions And Has Corrected A Number Of Variants, Including Accidentals The Text Is Accompanied By Entirely New Explanatory AnnotationsNew To The Fourth Edition Are Twelve Of Emily Bronte S Letters Regarding The Publication Of The Edition Of Wuthering Heights As Well As The Evolution Of The Edition, Prose And Poetry Selections By The Author, Four Reviews Of The Novel, And Poetry Selections By The Author, Four Reviews Of The Novel, And Edward Chitham S Insightful And Informative Chronology Of The Creative Process Behind The Beloved WorkFive Major Critical Interpretations Of Wuthering Heights Are Included, Three Of Them New To The Fourth Edition A Stuart Daley Considers The Importance Of Chronology In The Novel J Hillis Miller Examines Wuthering Heights S Problems Of Genre And Critical Reputation Sandra M Gilbert Assesses The Role Of Victorian Christianity Plays In The Novel, While Martha Nussbaum Traces The Novel S Romanticism Finally, Lin Haire Sargeant Scrutinizes The Role Of Heathcliff In Film Adaptations Of Wuthering Heights A Chronology And Updated Selected Bibliography Are Also Included
Emily Jane Bront was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Bront sisters, being younger than Charlotte Bront and older than Anne Bront She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.Emily was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire to Patrick Bront and Maria Branwell She was the younger sister of Charlotte Bront and the fifth of six children In 1824, the family moved to Haworth, where Emily s father was perpetual curate, and it was in these surroundings that their literary oddities flourished In childhood, after the death of their mother, the three sisters and their brother Patrick Branwell Bront created imaginary lands Angria, Gondal, Gaaldine, Oceania , which were featured in stories they wrote Little of Emily s work from this period survived, except for poems spoken by characters The Bront s Web of Childhood, Fannie Ratchford, 1941.In 1842, Emily commenced work as a governess at Miss Patchett s Ladies Academy at Law Hill School, near Halifax, leaving after about six months due to homesickness Later, with her sister Charlotte, she attended a private school in Brussels They later tried to open up a school at their home, but had no pupils.It was the discovery of Emily s poetic talent by Charlotte that led her and her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, to publish a joint collection of their poetry in 1846, Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Bront sisters adopted androgynous first names All three retained the first letter of their first names Charlotte became Currer Bell, Anne became Acton Bell, and Emily became Ellis Bell In 1847, she published her only novel, Wuthering Heights, as two volumes of a three volume set the last volume being Agnes Grey by her sister Anne Its innovative structure somewhat puzzled critics Although it received mixed reviews when it first came out, the book subsequently became an English literary classic In 1850, Charlotte edited and published Wuthering Heights as a stand alone novel and under Emily s real name.Like her sisters, Emily s health had been weakened by the harsh local climate at home and at school She caught a chill during the funeral of her brother in September, and, having refused all medical help, died on December 19, 1848 of tuberculosis, possibly caught from nursing her brother She was interred in the Church of St Michael and All Angels family capsule, Haworth, West Yorkshire, England.
- 464 pages
- Wuthering Heights
- Emily Brontë
- 09 December 2019 Emily Brontë