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 (Ellie Haskell)

Withering Heights (Ellie Haskell)

When her in-laws invite her to Yorkshire moors, Ellie Haskell can't resist. The name "Cragstone House" just sounds so much like the delightfully musty manors she reads about in books! And so she and her husband set off for Yorkshire, accompanied by their irrepressible housekeeper and co-conspirator in crime solving, Mrs. Roxie Malloy. But things at Cragstone turn out far less idyllic than Ellie expected. First the kindly cook, Mrs. Cake, suffers a mysterious fall down the stairs. Then a visiting vicar meets his death after drinking a cup of tea. 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 and Roxie be able to solve the mystery and get out of Brontë country alive? Or has Ellie reached the tragic dead end of her own fairy tale?

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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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Withering Heights (The Wansley Collection)

Withering Heights (The Wansley Collection)

In the daylight, he was more brutally devastating than she remembered and she cast an appreciative eye over the length of his trim body. His height was surprising; he was at least six foot tall, and his shoulders, although bony, were broad and straight. Her eyes lingered on his wet, sensual lips and she felt a warm feeling course through her body in a way that she had never known...

Dilys is a dignified yet sensual 83-year-old-woman who can't believe her luck when she sets eyes on the dashing stallion Heathcliff! The electricity between this couple is viable enough to blow your pacemaker! (Caution: Contains strong language, sexually descriptive narrative and may cause offence.)

4/5 - The Bournemouth Agricultural Dance Society
**** - Cheshire Gamblers Anonymous
** - The Hasleden Herald

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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!



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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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Jane Eyre/Withering Heights

Jane Eyre/Withering Heights

First edition thus, a cheaper reprint of this edition was issued about 30 years later. When Fritz Eichenberg, who was fond of reading and illustrating the Russian classics, was engaged to illustrate a Book-of-the-Month double edition of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights in 1943, he found that the distance from Russia to "the Yorkshire Hills, haunted Brontë country" was only literal, as the problematic characters seemed "to come straight out of Dostoevsky...with a British accent." See: Eichenberg: The Wood and the Engraver 1977 , pp. 46-56 &192. Eichenberg's conception of "Brontë country" comes through clearly in the 20 engravings for Jane Eyre and the 17 for Wuthering Heights 30 plates in all plus the two cover decorations, title page illustrations, and several headpieces . vi ,343; xvi ,212 pages, with 16 and 14 leaves of plates respectively. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, plain paper-covered slipcase.. large 8vo..

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