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Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Bronte, was asked to pay some of the publication costs. A somber tale of consuming passions and vengeance played out against the lonely moors of northern England, the book proved to be one of the most enduring classics of English literature.
The turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff spans two generations — from the time Heathcliff, a strange, coarse young boy, is brought to live on the Earnshaws' windswept estate, through Cathy's marriage to Edgar Linton and Heathcliff's plans for revenge, to Cathy's death years later and the eventual union of the surviving Earnshaw and Linton heirs.
A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, Wuthering Heights (the author's only novel) remains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.

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ISBN 9780486292564
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 1996-09-24 00:00:00.0
Publisher Dover Pubns
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.5 lb
Language English
Series Name Dover Thrift Editions
Audience General/trade
Authors Bronte, Emily
Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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    I feel jipped. I bought this book thinking it was the original text of the classic, but not so -- it's only HALF the book! (the original is closer to 500 pages) WHY sell this if it's not the original??? They should at LEAST note in the description that it's not the complete original. But instead it's listed as an "unabridged" version. Isn't unabridged the whole book??? So, now I have to pay for shipping to return the damn thing. Not fair.

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    I had bought this book several years ago, but lost my copy. It's one of my favorites and I was very happy to see it for such a great price!

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