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Wuthering Heights, A Longman Cultural Edition

By Emily Bronte, Alison Booth

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 15, 2008

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Wuthering Heights, edited by Alison Booth, presents Emily Bronte’s haunting, brilliant novel freshly edited, smartly annotated, and illuminated by various contexts.  This illustrated edition is unique in locating Wuthering Heights in its region as well as period, while it follows every phase of the Brontë renown, from tourism to adaptations, from early reviews to recent critical trends. 

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

 

    Top Withins

    High Sunderland

    "Gun Portrait" from Marion Harland

    Portrait

    Several illustrations from Bronte Society Transactions:

        Main Street, Haworth

        Haworth Old Church

        The Birthplace of the Bronte Sisters, Thornton

        The Black Bull

        Branwell Bronte's Chair

        The Waterfall on the Moor

        Haworth Parsonage

        Emily Bronte, drawing of Keeper

    Haworth Parsonage

 

    Facscimile Title Page of First Edition

 

About This Edition

 

Introduction

 

Chronologies

 

Text of Wuthering Heights

            Notes

 

Contexts

           

    Biographical

        Emily and Anne Bronte, "Diary Note"

        Charlotte Bronte, "Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell"

               "Editor's Preface"

        Ellen Nussey on Emily

        Elizabeth Gaskell, The Life Of Charlotte Bronte on Emily

        Emily Bronte, Poems

 

    Historical, Social, and Legal  

        Inheritance, Law, and Women

            From Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, A Brief Summary, in Plain Language, of the Most Important

            LawConcerning Women (London: Chapman, 1854) 

        Class, Urban Culture, and Mobility

            Urban Slums and Street Children

            Self-Help

        Houses, Home Decor, and Consumer Goods

            From Charles Eastlake, Hints on Household Taste

            From John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

 

    Regional and International

        Ireland

            Family History

                William Wright, The Brontes In Ireland

            The Great Hunger

        Yorkshire

            Dialect

            From Richard Blakesborough, Wit, Character, Folklore & Customs of the Nortern Riding of Yorkshire, 1898

            Religion

            Literacy: Summary and Quotation from J. Paul Hunter, Before Novels

        Haworth and Vicinity

            Original Locations

            Memoirs and Pilgrimages

                C. Holmes Cautley, "Old Haworth Folk Who Knew the Brontes," 1910

                Virginia Woolf, from "Haworth, November 1904"

                Sylvia Plath

                Muriel Spark

            The Bronte Society and Parsonage Museum

                From Claude Meeker, "Haworth: Home of the Brontes," 1895

 

    Critical and Artful

            Reviews

            Early Criticism

            Sequels, Adaptations, Films

 

Further Reading

            Web materials

Additional Course Materials

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