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ISBN13: 9780375756443
ISBN10: 0375756442
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1. To what extent do you think the setting of the novel contributes to, or informs, what takes place? Do you think the moors are a character in their own right? How do you interpret Bronte's view of nature and the landscape?

2. Discuss Emily Bronte's careful attention to a rigid timeline and the role of the novel as a sober historical document. How is this significant, particularly in light of the turbulent action within? What other contrasts within the novel strike you, and why? How are these contrasts important, and how do they play out in the novel?

3. Do you think the novel is a tale of redemption, despair, or both? Discuss the novel's meaning to you. Do you think the novel's moral content dictates one choice over the other?

4. Do you think Bronte succeeds in creating three-dimensional figures in

Heathcliff and Cathy, particularly given their larger-than-life metaphysical passion? Why or why not?

5. Discuss Bronte's use of twos: Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange; two families, each with two children; two couples (Catherine and Edgar, and Heathcliff and Isabella); two narrators; the doubling-up of names. What is Bronte's intention here? Discuss.

6. How do Mr. Lockwood and Nelly Dean influence the story as narrators? Do you think they are completely reliable observers? What does Bronte want us to believe?

7. Discuss the role of women in Wuthering Heights. Is their depiction typical of Bronte's time, or not? Do you think Bronte's characterizations of women mark her as a pioneer ahead of her time or not?

8. Who or what does Heathcliff represent in the novel? Is he a force of evil or a victim of it? How important is the role of class in the novel, particularly as it relates to Heathcliff and his life?

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chocochic53, January 2, 2008 (view all comments by chocochic53)
This classic is a unique treasure. Bronte has written a story full of passion, love, and tragedy. I read this book as a high schooler and found myself absorbed by the characters in this plot. This is a book that you can truly think over and that does not tell you how you should feel about it. I also, will not tell you how you should feel about it, but I will tell you that throughout all of its twists and turns it really is worth your time.
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ISBN:
9780375756443
Introduction:
Johnson, Diane
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Johnson, Diane
Introduction:
Johnson, Diane
Author:
Bronte, Emily
Author:
Johnson, Diane
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
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Fiction
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Classics
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Country life
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Orphans
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Psychological fiction
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Love stories
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Rejection (Psychology)
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Rural families
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Domestic fiction
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Yorkshire
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
105-418
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.04x5.16x1.01 in. .82 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

If you have read any of the classics but you haven't read Wuthering Heights, you should probably amend that immediately. It's one of the only books I was required to read in high school that I actually enjoyed.

"Synopsis" by , The strikingly original and intensely romantic "Wuthering Heights" was one of the forerunners of today's romance novels, but this is a novel that transcends genre. The epic story of Catherine, the daughter of the house, and the foundling Heathcliff whom her father brings home, played out against the equally dramatic backdrop of the wild English moors, presents an astonishing, metaphysical vision of fate and obsession, passion and revenge.
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