Synopses & Reviews
This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1847 text of Emily Brontës British Victorian novel along with critical essays that read Wuthering Heights from four contemporary perspectives: psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, and cultural studies. An additional essay demonstrates how several critical perspectives can be combined. In the second edition, two of the five essays are new. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents and illustrations (new), introductions with bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretrical terms.
Table of Contents
Pt. 1. Wuthering Heights : the complete text in cultural context. Pt. 2. Wuthering Heights : a case study in contemporary criticism. A critical history of Wuthering Heights -- Psychoanalytic criticism and Wuthering Heights -- The absent mother in Wuthering Heights / Philip K. Wion -- Marxist criticism and Wuthering Heights -- Myths of power : A Marxist study on Wuthering Heights -- Cultural criticism and Wuthering Heights -- Imperialist nostalgia and Wuthering Heights / Nancy Armstrong -- Feminist criticism and Wuthering Heights -- Changing the names : the two Catherines / Lyn Pykett -- Combining perspectives on Wuthering Heights -- From "Your father was Emperor of China, and your mother an Indian Queen" : reverse imperialism in Wuthering Heights / Susan Meyer.