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- DescriptionEmily Bronte s Wuthering Heights has been called the most beautiful, most profoundly violent love story of all time. At its center are Catherine and Heathcliff, and the self-contained world of Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange, and the wild Yorkshire moors that the characters inhabit. I am Heathcliff, Catherine declares. In her introduction Janet Gezari examines Catherine s assertion and in her tes maps it to questions that flicker like stars in the vel s dark dreamscape. How do we determine who and what we are? What do the people closest to us contribute to our sense of identity?The Antated Wuthering Heights provides those encountering the vel for the first time as well as those returning to it with a wide array of contexts in which to read Bronte s romantic masterpiece. Gezari explores the philosophical, historical, ecomic, political, and religious contexts of the vel and its connections with Bronte s other writing, particularly her poems. The antations unpack Bronte s allusions to the Bible, Shakespeare, and her other reading; elucidate her references to topics including folklore, educational theory, and slavery; translate the thick Yorkshire dialect of Joseph, the surly, bigoted manservant at the Heights; and help with other difficult or unfamiliar words and phrases.Handsomely illustrated with many color images that vividly recreate both Bronte s world and the earlier Yorkshire setting of her vel, this newly edited and antated text will delight and instruct the scholar and general reader alike.
- Author(s)Emily Bronte
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication10/10/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Belknap Press
- Weight1506 g
- Width235 mm
- Height253 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Edition Statementannotated edition
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