Wuthering Heights (By Emily Bronte)

Wuthering Heights
The Portrait of a Lady


ISBN: 9780141439556Number of Pages: 416
Publisher: Penguin ClassicsBook Title: Wuthering Heights
Publication Year: 2002Target Audience: Trade
Author: Emily BronteReading Age: 12+


Wuthering Heights is the work of Emily Bronte, a British female writer, and one of the representative works of English literature in the 19th century.

In the north of England, there is a Wuthering Heights, which is almost isolated from the world. Earnshaw, the owner, adopted an abandoned son, named Heathcliff, and let him live with his sons and daughters Hindley and Catherine.

Heathcliff and Catherine get along day and night and have a love, but Hindley hates him very much. After the death of old Earnshaw, Hindley not only prohibited Heathcliff from contacting Catherine, but also abused and insulted him in every way, which aggravated Heathcliff’s hatred of Hindley and deepened his love for Catherine.

Heathcliff, the hero of Wuthering Heights, is an extremely complicated character. As an outcast, he was adopted to Wuthering Heights, and suffered unfair treatment since childhood.

He endured humiliation and lived in silence. When he grew up, he left the villa and became famous. From then on, he began his endless cruel revenge.

However, it is such a character that people could not hate, and has been understood and sympathized by readers. The unique writing style and unique characteristics of the novel, making it become the “most peculiar novel” in the history of English literature.

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About the Author

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) was an English novelist and famous poetess. Charlotte Bronte, Ann Bronte and Emily Bronte were known as the “Three Bronte Sisters” and were famous in the English literary world in the 19th century.

The three sisters were born into poor pastor families and grew up in boarding schools. In 1837, Emily Bronte taught in a rural school. She died of lung disease at the age of 30.

Her works are full of philosophy and mystery, with fresh style and sonorous rhythm. Wuthering Heights is the only novel in her life, which has established her position in the history of English literature.

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Table of Contents

  • Chronology: Emily Bronte’s Life and Works
  • 1. The Historical Context
  • 2. The Importance of the Work
  • 3. Critical Reception
  • 4. Wuthering Heights: The Writing in the Margin
  • 5. Entering the Heights: Lockwood, and Catherine’s Diary
  • 6. The Values at the Center: Joseph and Nelly
  • 7. Marking the Territory: Heathcliff, Edgar, and Homosocial Desire
  • 8. Beyond Property: Catherine’s Articulation of a Feminine “Excess”
  • 9. Megalomania: The Second Generation and Heathcliff’s Repetition Compulsion
  • 10. The “Property” Changes Hands: Cathy’s Challenge to Patriarchy
  • 11. A (Provisional) Conclusion, and a Warning About Visual Aids!