Wuthering Heights - Modern Library Torchbearers

Modern Library trade paperback edition

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When young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by a wealthy gentleman into his home, he quickly forms a close bond with his benefactor's daughter, Cathy. What begins as a childhood friendship morphs over the course of years into a desperate, twisted, possessive love between the two, as they wrestle with the violent and tyrannical rule of Cathy's brother, Hindley, and the restrictions of social class that keep them apart. What follows is an ingenious and darkly captivating narrative of frustrated passion and violent revenge, of tortured heartbreak that echoes down the generations, wrought with all the brutality, power, and wildness of the Yorkshire moors where it unfolds. With a force and irreverence that her contemporaries took as proof of male authorship, Emily Brontë's mesmerising prose claws at the nature of the human soul and its impurities, flying in the face of the gender, religious, and social mores of its day. Wuthering Heights is a transcendent, mystifying masterpiece that examines the compulsions of violence, the cruelty of love, and the ways in which the past, scratching at a windowpane with ghostly fingers, never lets us go.

Book information

ISBN: 9780593244036
Publisher: The Modern Library
Imprint: Modern Library
Pub date:
Edition: Modern Library trade paperback edition
DEWEY: 823.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 274g
Height: 133mm
Width: 204mm
Spine width: 24mm