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Wuthering Heights: Bestsellers and famous Books

Wuthering Heights: Bestsellers and famous Books

by Emily Brontë

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Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 under the pseudonym "Ellis Bell"; Brontë died the following year, aged 30. Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey were accepted by publisher Thomas Newby before the success of their sister Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre. After Emily's death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, and arranged for the edited version to be published as a posthumous second edition in 1850. Although Wuthering Heights is now widely regarded as a classic of English literature, contemporary reviews for the novel were deeply polarised; it was considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was unusually stark, and it challenged strict Victorian ideals of the day, including religious hypocrisy, morality, social classes and gender inequality. The English poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti referred to it as "A fiend of a book – an incredible monster. The action is laid in hell, – only it seems places and people have English names there." The book has inspired adaptations, including film, radio and television dramatisations, a musical by Bernard J. Taylor, a ballet, operas, a role-playing game, and a 1978 song by Kate Bush.


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ISBN-13: 9783736418394
Publisher: anboco
Publication date: 11/03/2016
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 612 KB

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