Wuthering Heights: The 1847 Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism

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W.W. Norton, 2019 - Fiction - 448 pages

This Norton Critical Edition includes:
- The first edition of the novel (1847), accompanied by a new preface and revised explanatory footnotes.
- Key excerpts from Emily Brontė's diary papers and devoirs, along with thirteen of her sister Charlotte Brontė's letters regarding publication of both the 1847 and 1850 editions, and Charlotte's notes of introduction to the posthumous 1850 edition.
- Thirteen of Charlotte Brontė's letters regarding the publication of both the 1847 and 1850 editions of Wuthering Heights, along with key excerpts from her diary and devoirs.
- Twenty-one of Emily's poems, including the eighteen selected for publication by Charlotte with the 1850 edition and a further three poems new to this Fifth Norton Critical Edition.
- Thirteen reviews of both the 1847 and 1850 editions of the novel.
- Five major critical assessments of Wuthering Heights, three of them new to the Fifth Edition.
- A revised chronology and a selected bibliography.

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About the author (2019)

Emily Brontė (1818-1848) spent most of her life in a stone parsonage in the small village of Haworth on the wild and bleak Yorkshire moors. Despite the isolation of Haworth, the Brontė family shared a rich literary life.

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