Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language. It is also, as the Introduction to this edition reveals, one of the most potent revenge narratives. Its ingenious narrative structure, vivid evocation of landscape, and the extraordinary power of its depiction of love and hatred have given it a unique place in English literature. The passionate tale of Catherine and Heathcliff is here presented in a new edition that examines the qualities that make it such a powerful and compelling novel. The Introduction by Helen Small sheds light on the novel's oddness and power, its amorality and Romantic influences, its structure and narration, and the sadistic violence embodied in the character of Heathcliff. The volume retains the authoritative Clarendon text and notes, with new notes that identify literary allusions hitherto unnoticed. In addition, the edition boasts two appendices, one of which contains poems by Emily Brontë selected for their relevance to the novel, and a second which contains Charlotte Brontë's "Biographical Notice of Ellis & Acton Bell" and "Preface to the New Edition."
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"I remember reading this during my freshman year of high school and absolutely loving it, so I gave it a re-read. Emily Bronte does such a good job of making such hateable yet lovable characters, and creating an atmosphere of gloom. It got to the point halfway through where I had to put it down for a week because of how much I hated what Heathcliff put everyone through. It's amazing because while I can't stand Heathcliff, and he's very much shown as evil the majority of the time, Emily gives us glimpses into his heart and childhood that really tugs at your heartstrings and makes you feel sympathy for him. I straight up just hated Joseph though. He was a spiteful, hateful, power-hungry old man who had such a strong accent I had a stroke trying to read and understand what he was saying half the time. "
"I absolutely understand the hype around this book. Objectively, this book was well-written and interesting. Personally, it was not for me. I read this for one of my college courses and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Emily Brontë’s poems or enjoys ant of Charlotte Brontë’s literary works. "
"Such a dark and mysterious read, I liked this a lot!"