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Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

This Gothic novel explores the themes of the supernatural, masculinity and femininity, class and revenge in a Romantic context. Mr Lockwood encounters the strange constellation of people at the remote farmhouse Wuthering Heights who are all quite inhospitable. He is haunted at night by a former inhabitant of his room. Later, his housekeeper tells him the intricate story of the family of Wuthering Heights. A tale beginning thirty years earlier involving love, hate and passion and the complicated relationships of the members of the two families Earnshaw and Linton.

The novel, which is in the public domain, is a good example of Gothic literature and female authorship in Victorian times.

· · 1847

Critical edition

Brontë, Emily. Wuthering Heights. Penguin, 2012.
361 pp., ISBN 9780141199085

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