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- ISBN: 9781593081287 | 1593081286
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/1/2005
Wuthering Heights, byEmily Bronte, is part of theBarnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Emily Bronte's only novel,Wuthering Heightsremains one of literature's most disturbing explorations into the dark side of romantic passion. Heathcliff and Cathy believe they're destined to love each other forever, but when cruelty and snobbery separate them, their untamed emotions literally consume them. Set amid the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors,Wuthering Heights, an unpolished and devastating epic of childhood playmates who grow into soul mates, is widely regarded as the most original tale of thwarted desire and heartbreak in the English language. Daphne Merkinis the author of a novel,Enchantment, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant award for best new work of American-Jewish fiction, and an essay collection,Dreaming of Hitler. She has written essays and reviews for publications that includeAmerican Scholar, theNew York Times, where she is a regular contributor to theBook Review, theLos Angeles Times Book Review,Elle, andVogue.