Wuthering Heights (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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Cathy is a beautiful and willful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of cruelty and violence which will leave one of them dead and cast a shadow over the lives of their children. Emily Brontë’s novel is a stunningly original and shocking exploration of obsessive passion.

About the Author


Emily Bronte (1818-1848) and her sisters Anne and Charlotte are acclaimed English novelists and poets. Emily is best known for her poetry and her sole novel, "Wuthering Heights" (1847)."

Praise For…


"When I was 16 I read Wuthering Heights for the first time, and I read it as a kind of oracle; that life is worth nothing if it is not worth everything. Disaster does not matter, intensity does. You can dilute Wuthering Heights, as  . . . musicals have done. But if you are honest, you cannot escape its central stark premise; all or nothing. The all is not Heathcliff—that is the sentimental version. The all is what Heathcliff represents, which is life itself."  —Jeanette Winterson, author, Tanglewreck


"Only Emily Brontë exposes her imagination to the dark spirit."  —V. S. Pritchett, author, A Cab at the Door


"This brilliantly atmospheric Yorkshire saga has only one drawback—Emily never wrote another novel. For me, it is both fantastic but also true to life because the protagonists have such believably fierce emotions."  —Kate Mosse, author, Labyrinth 


"A dark and passionate tale of tortured but enduring love . . . Mesmerizing."  —Guardian
Product Details
ISBN: 9780099511595
ISBN-10: 0099511592
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: May 28th, 2008
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics