Wuthering HeightsBook - 1999
Against a background of English moors in the eighteenth century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff
Blackwell North Amer
Oxford University Press celebrates the World's Classics series by reissuing some of the best loved novels in their original hardback format, with special introductions by today's most distinguished writers.
Wuthering Heights (1847) tells the story of Cathy and Heathcliff, their destructive love for each other and their legacy to the next generation. A masterpiece of emotional and imaginative force, the novel continues to exercise a powerful hold on its readers.
Oxford University Press
Dominated by the passionate Heathcliff and his consuming relationship with Catherine, Wuthering Heights is one of the most popular of all English novels. Joyce Carol Oates provides a superb introduction to this volume.
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When Catherine chooses Edgar over her true lover, Heathcliff, he decides to take power over everything.
Lockwood, a new tenant, has stumbled upon his landlord and the cold house he owns. He realizes, one night when forced to spend the evening at his landlords place, that everyone and everything about the house they live in holds a story. More nosy than curious, Lockwood persues a maid to tell the haunted story of Heathcliff (the landlord) and how he came to be.
2 people that have way different back roundes but fall in love despite what evereyone says
A story within a story- 2 tales of 2 generations that fall madly in love, and the darkness that ensues because one's love is denied. This isn't some pretty love story, it's a dark yet memorable novel of how love manages to live on- despite all odds.
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Nelly (Ellen): "...treachery, and violence, are spears pointed at both ends- they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies" (211).
"...I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind--not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being"