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Wuthering Heights

Contributions by Judith John

The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader.

It isn’t known when Emily Brontë began work on the imaginative and passionate story titled Wuthering Heights, which was published in 1847. The distinguished novel is set in a remote Yorkshire village in the eighteenth century, and the narrative explores the love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, an abandoned child adopted by Mr. Earnshaw. Their story unfolds alongside a background of poetic imagery, dry humour and rich imagination. Themes of violence and revenge create an intense power in this unique and ground-breaking novel.

The intrigue surrounding Emily Brontë (1818–48), author of one of the most well-known and loved British novels, still entices fans more than 150 years after the novel’s publication. Emily only wrote one novel before her untimely death from tuberculosis at the age of 30, yet Wuthering Heights (1847) has secured her world-wide fame. Her compelling characters raise new questions on every re-read, and the darkly fatalistic mood of the novel makes it hard to forget.

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