"Emily Bronte looked out upon a world cleft into gigantic disorder and felt within her the power to unite it in a book. That gigantic ambition is to be felt throughout the novel—a struggle, half thwarted but of superb conviction, to say something through the mouths of her characters which is not merely 'I love' or 'I hate', but 'we, the whole human race.'" -Virginia Wolfe
"Envision a region of damp, rocky, rolling hills attacked by winds, obscured by fogs, and covered by large patches of grass and heather: 'a perfect misanthrope’s Heaven.'... The soil supports very little life due to its high acid content, killing off most vegetation and rendering it largely barren; what trees may grow are often twisted and set at awkward angles by the violent winds. The setting perfectly supports the many dark, mysterious, deadly, and haunting aspects of this gothic novel." -From Marcus Schwager's Introduction
When you take in a young orphan off the desolate English moors, who knows where it may lead you, for good and ill. Heathcliff starts as a young, unkempt boy, but falls in love with the daughter of the owner of the estate Wuthering Heights. Although he is charming and friendly, his low status makes him an impossible heir, and soon he faces competition from a more refined family.
This Canon Classic is a poignant tale of loss, revenge, and loneliness, and is the only novel written by Emily Bronte. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.