Wuthering Heights (Paperback)

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    Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. When she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins the...

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    Emily Jane Bronte was born July 30, 1818, at Thornton in Yorkshire, the fifth of six children of Patrick and Maria Bronte. Both of Emily's parents had literary leanings; her mother published one essay, and her father wrote four books and dabbled in poetry. In 1821, shortly after Emily's third birthday, Maria died of cancer. Maria's sister, Elizabeth, came to live as a housekeeper and was responsible for training the girls in the household arts. Although Emily did spend a few short times away from Haworth, it was her primary residence and the rectory where she resided now serves as a Bronte Museum. Emily's only close friends were her brother Branwell and her sisters Charlotte and Anne.

    Emily died of tuberculosis on December 19, 1848, also at the age of thirty, and never knew the great success of her only novel Wuthering Heights, which was published almost exactly a year before her death on December 19, 1848. From the opinions of those who knew her well, Emily emerges as a reserved, courageous woman with a commanding will and manner. In the biographical note to the 1850 edition of Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Bronte attributes to her sister "a secret power and fire that might have informed the brain and kindled the veins of a hero."

    Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. When she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all - but still his and Cathy's love will not die . . . A story of doomed love and revenge with a brilliant new introduction from the author of The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton.

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    ISBN 9780141326696
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
    Format Paperback
    Pages 484
    Publisher Date 2010-03-04 00:00:00.0
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    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Puffin Classics
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Bronte, Emily

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