Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)

One of English literature's classic masterpieces—a gripping novel of love, propriety, and tragedy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Emily Brontë's only novel endures as a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence. The Penguin Classics edition is the definitive version of the text, edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor.

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before. What unfolds is the tale of the intense love between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.

In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Brontë Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Brontë onwards. This complements Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Brontë's influences and background.

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Withering Heights: An Ellie Haskell Mystery (Ellie Haskell mysteries Book 11)

Withering Heights: An Ellie Haskell Mystery (Ellie Haskell mysteries Book 11)

Ellie Haskell---the formerly plump girl turned Thin Woman and happily married mother of three---is also a sometime sleuth and a Gothic romance addict. When her husband's young cousin, Ariel, turns up unexpectedly and begs Ellie to come to the Yorkshire moors to investigate some strange events at the house that her family has recently bought with their lottery winnings, Ellie can't resist---especially since Cragstone House sounds so much like the delightfully musty manors she reads about in books.
And so Ellie and her husband set off for Yorkshire, accompanied by their irrepressible housekeeper and co-conspirator in crime solving, Mrs. Roxie Malloy, who happens to have a long-lost sister in the area. Things at Cragstone House are even more dire than Ellie expected. It's bad enough that the kindly cook, Mrs. Cake, has suffered a mysterious fall down the stairs, and a visiting vicar has keeled over dead while drinking a cup of tea, but one of the neighbors turns out to be Mrs. Cake's husband's glamorous old flame, whom Ellie finds more menacing than any cold-blooded killer. Ellie has always thought it would be wonderful to be the heroine of a Gothic romance, but now she's beginning to wonder: Will she be able to solve the mystery and get out of Bronte country with her life, and her marriage, intact?

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Silent on the Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 3)

Silent on the Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 3)



Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family—the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close. Lady Allenby and her daughters, dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society, seem adrift on the moor winds, powerless to change their fortunes. But poison does not discriminate between classes….

A mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave, one Lady Julia may have to solve alone, as Brisbane appears inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns. But blood will out, and before spring touches the craggy northern landscape, Lady Julia will have uncovered a Gypsy witch, a dark rider and a long-buried legacy of malevolence and evil.

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The Bard of Withering Heights: Nostalgic Truths, Observations, and Wisecracks about Life in Small-Town America

The Bard of Withering Heights: Nostalgic Truths, Observations, and Wisecracks about Life in Small-Town America

Like Camelot, Avalon, or Neverland, Withering Heights is an idyllic spot nestled between fantasy and reality. It is a timeless place that reflects life in small-town America, past and present . . . a humorous collection of thoughts and feelings, wit and wisdom, and enduring truths of human nature.

As the resident narrator of life in Withering Heights, the Bard is a mischievous observer and commentator. Scorning political correctness, the Bard prefers mingling with the quirky characters in his little town and musing about life, love, and human behavior.

Come in and take a stroll around Withering Heights. You'll find things to laugh about and think about, and you might just recognize someone you know!

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Solace From Shadows: Where Mortality and Eternity Collide (Heart and Soul Book 1)

Solace From Shadows: Where Mortality and Eternity Collide (Heart and Soul Book 1)

Solace From Shadows, the first supernatural romance novel in the Heart and Soul series, is a tribute to lost souls who stumble from the shadows of who they were, and into the light of who they were meant to be...

What happens when every moment, tucked within five brief days, becomes a memory? Each touch, and every whisper becomes a soul's sustenance to live, to hold on, when all seems lost? What if these few days were all that remained in the hourglass of a life lived? A day of rescue. A day of discovery. A day of togetherness. Another of resolution. On the last day...is it one of hope or tragedy? Life or resurrection...or both?

After a tragic wreck claims Elaine Pearson's family, she embarks on a solo hiking trek into the Blue Ridge Mountains. She only wants to escape her blighted past and the pain of her broken heart. But through a chance encounter with a protective, mysterious stranger, she is thrust into a world where dark creatures that haunted her childhood nightmares are now stalking her from the shadows...and trailing her up a mountain.

During a summer sabbatical, Duke University geneticist, Dr. Ian Kearney, finds Elaine stumbling along the Bartram Trail alone. His slumbering hybrid vampire/lycan soul slowly begins to awaken, and he is unable to resist or deny the persistent soul stirrings that leave him craving a mate. His forgotten human self, however, is also awakening...and the man within wants everything he knows he shouldn't--her.


Solace From Shadows introduces Elaine, a young widow trying to make amends with her painful past; and Ian, a unique hybrid embodying both vampire and lycan DNA who is searching for more than the hollow existence he's created among humans. Their struggle to find peace, while coping with a resurrecting past, becomes a test of determination and fortitude when letting go is impossible.

R. W. Patterson recognizes the books in the Heart and Soul series are recommended for Adult Audiences as they contain mature scenes and violence. She also recognizes for story flow, readers are encouraged to read the series in order: Solace from Shadows, Light and Shadows, Dark Night of the Soul, and Light Over Dark Water. Each book is not intended as a stand-alone work.

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Best Books of All Time Vol 2: Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights, Hawthorne House of Seven Gables, Oscar Wilde Picture ... Gray, Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

Best Books of All Time Vol 2: Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights, Hawthorne House of Seven Gables, Oscar Wilde Picture ... Gray, Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

The Best Books of All Time, Volume 2 is the second volume in a long line of volumes celebrating the best books of all time.

Each volume in the Best Books of All Time series contains 5 classic books considered must reads by many folks.

The Best Books of All Time, Volume 2 contains the 5 following books:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens,
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde,
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Enjoy these 5 classic books today!



Looking for other classic books in the Best Books of All Time Series?

Try Volume 1 which contains Tom Sawyer, Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver's Travels, Treasure Island, and Call of the Wild. Just do a search for Best Books of All Time, Volume 1 to read these classic tales.

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The Octopus: A Story of California (The Epic of the Wheat) (v. 1)

The Octopus: A Story of California (The Epic of the Wheat) (v. 1)

Like the tentacles of an octopus, the tracks of the railroad reached out across California, as if to grasp everything of value in the state Based on an actual, bloody dispute between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880, The Octopus is a stunning novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented everything they despised: consolidation, organization, conformity. But Norris idealizes no one in this epic depiction of the volatile situation, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and in their hunger for larger holdings they resorted to the same tactics used by the railroad: subversion, coercion and outright violence. In his introduction, Kevin Starr discusses Norris's debt to Zola for the novel's extraordinary sweep, scale and abundance of characters and details.

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A Skeptic in a Psychic Life (The Bridge Builder) (Volume 1)

A Skeptic in a Psychic Life (The Bridge Builder) (Volume 1)

This is Matt Wolf's autobiographical quest for a meaningful life while he struggled against decades of psychic experiences. Afraid he might simply be psychotic, he determined to improve his mental health, and clarify exactly why he felt so different from the people around him. However, as he grew more at peace with himself and the world, his psychic gifts only intensified.

As Matt struggled with the paranormal world, his wife Sarah had already accepted that she had even more powerful psychic gifts. Impossible to believe, right? Their marriage was failing, but you will read how they rebuilt their relationship and walked a psychic path together. 

If you like true stories that seem to defy the laws of physics, this book has plenty. Maybe you're into spirit guides - he put a ton of invisible people in there. You're looking for dead people? Of course there's dead people! You want something about meditation and chakras? Just for you he put eight chakras in there. If you're really strange, you'll be happy to know there's not just one but two Pleiadians. Two! He experienced all this and a bunch of other things we haven't found names for. If that's not enough, this book has its own soundtrack.

Whether your interest is in the personal journey, you want to strengthen your intuition, or you wish to dig into deeper thoughts about consciousness, A Skeptic in a Psychic Life is organized to satisfy your shameless paranormal lusts. At the end of most chapters are exercises to help you sharpen your own mental lens.

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Paradise Bound

Paradise Bound

A young French doctor is torn between three men after a vacation to Southern California makes her reconsider her life choices. Natalie, a young French surgeon, has spent her life living up to other people’s expectations, including those of her possessive boyfriend, Jean-Marc. She flees Paris to visit her friend Simone in Los Angeles, hoping a long vacation will help her find peace with her intensely stressful life. But while unwinding in Venice Beach and partying in Hollywood, she stumbles across a part of herself she’d set aside long ago. In sun-drenched Southern California, Natalie unleashes her passionate, vibrant and creative self and is tempted by two very attractive and unique men who are determined to claim her for their own. Still, the pull of the past and her left-behind love remains, and Natalie must make the most important choices of her life: does she return to the safety of the world that she knows, or does she embrace the promise of an unscripted and unpredictable future?

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