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Wuthering Heights: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 5

Wuthering Heights: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 5

by Emily Brontë, Alexandra Lewis


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“Thank you. This is absolutely first-class in all respects. The reprinted 1850 poems and the contemporary reviews unveil insights unsuspected by the majority of readers; and the selection of current views and criticism is sensitive and representative.” —N. S. Asbridge, Central Connecticut State University

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:

• The first edition of the novel (1847), accompanied by a new preface and revised explanatory footnotes.

• Key excerpts from Emily Brontë’s diary papers and devoirs, along with thirteen of her sister Charlotte Brontë’s letters regarding publication of both the 1847 and 1850 editions, and Charlotte’s notes of introduction to the posthumous 1850 edition.

• Thirteen of Charlotte Brontë’s letters regarding the publication of both the 1847 and 1850 editions of Wuthering Heights, along with key excerpts from her diary and devoirs.

• Twenty-one of Emily’s poems, including the eighteen selected for publication by Charlotte with the 1850 edition and a further three poems new to this Fifth Norton Critical Edition.

• Thirteen reviews of both the 1847 and 1850 editions of the novel.

• Five major critical assessments of Wuthering Heights, three of them new to the Fifth Edition.

• A revised chronology and a selected bibliography.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393284997
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 169,590
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Emily Brontë (1818-1848) spent most of her life in a stone parsonage in the small village of Haworth on the wild and bleak Yorkshire moors. Despite the isolation of Haworth, the Brontë family shared a rich literary life.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition: "Spirits so Lost and Fallen" ix

The Text of Wuthering Heights 1

Volume I, Chapter I-XIV 3

Volume II, Chapter I-XX 121

Backgrounds and Contexts 257

Emily Bronté's Diary Papers And Devoirs 259

Editor's Note: Emily Brontë's Diary 259

Emily Brontë's Diary 259

November 24, 1834 259

June 26, 1837 260

July 30, 1841 261

July 30, 1845 262

Editor's Note: Emily Brontë's Devoirs 263

The Cat 264

The Butterfly 265

The 1847 First Edition 0f- Wuthering Heights 267

Editor's Note: Publishing the 1847 Wuthering Heights 267

Letters 268

C. Brontë to Messrs AyIott and Jones, 6 April 1846 268

Currer Bell to Henry Colburn, 4 July 1846 269

C. Bell to W. S. Williams, 10 November 1847 269

C. Bell to W. S. Williams, 14 December 1847 270

C. Bell to W. S. Williams, 21 December 1847 270

T. C. Newby to ?Emily J. Brontë [Ellis Bell], 15 February 1848 271

Editor's Note: Reviews of the 1847 Wuthering Heights 271

[H. F. Chorley] • Athenaeum, December 25, 1847 272

Atlas, January 1848 273

Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper, January 1848 275

Examiner, January 1848 276

Britannia, January 1848 279

[Unidentified Review] 282

New Monthly Magazine, January 1848 283

[Sydney Dobell] • Palladium, September 1850 284

[E. P. Whipple] • North American Review, October 1848 289

The 1850 Second Edition Of Wuthering Heights 295

Editor's Note: The 1850 Wuthering Heights 295

The Second Edition in Progress: Letters from Charlotte Brontë 296

To W. S. Williams, 5 September 1850 296

To James Taylor, 5 September 1850 296

To W. S. Williams, 10 September 1850 297

To W. S, Williams, 13 September 1850 297

To W. S. Williams, 20 September 1850 298

To W. S. Williams, 27 September 1850 298

To W. S. Williams, [?c. 19 November 1850] 299

To Sydney Dobell, 8 December 1850 300

[Charlotte Brontë] • Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, by Currer Bell (1850) 300

[Charlotte Brontë] • Editor's Preface to the New Edition of Wuthering Heights (1850) 306

Editor's Note: Emily Brontë's Poems for the 1850 Wuthering Heights 310

[Charlotte Brontë] • Selections from the Literary Remains of Ellis and Acton Bell (1850) 312

Ellis Bell • Poems 314

40 [A little while, a little while] 314

42 [The bluebell is the sweetest flower] 315

39 [Loud without the wind was roaring] 317

84 [Shall Earth no more inspire thee] 320

79 [The night wind] 321

85 [Aye there it is! It wakes to night] 322

128 [Love is like the wild rose briar] 323

112 [From a Dungeon Wall] 323

106 [How few, of all the hearts that loved] 325

98 [In the earth, the earth thou shalt be laid] 327

35 [Song by J. Brenzaida to G.S.] 328

32 [For him who struck thy foreign string] 329

120a [Heavy hangs the raindrop] 329

120b [Child of Delight!] 331

123 [Silent is the House] 332

89 [I do not weep] 336

201 [Stanzas] 337

125 [No coward soul is mine] 338

Editor's Note: Reviews of the 1850 Wuthering Heights 339

Examiner, December 21, 1850 339

[G. H. Lewes] • Leader, December 28, 1850 342

[H. F. Chorley] • Athenaeum, December 28, 1850 344

Eclectic Review, February 1851 346

Emily Brontë's Poetry: A Further Selection 349

Editor's Note: On Grief and Remembrance (Emily Brontë's Other Poetry) 349

Ellis Bell • Poems 349

116 [Remembrance] 349

108 [To Imagination] 350

77 [If greif for greif can touch thee] 351

Criticism 353

Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar • Looking Oppositely: Emily Brontë's Bible of Hell 355

Martha C. Nussbaum • The Romantic Ascent: Emily Brontë 369

Ivan Kreilkamp • Petted Things: Cruelty and Sympathy in the Brontës 386

Alexandra Lewis • Memory Possessed: Trauma and Pathologies of Remembrance in Emily Bronlë's Wuthering Heights 406

Janis McLarren Caldwell • Wuthering Heights and Domestic Medicine: The Child's Body and the Book 423

Emily Brontë: A Chronology 445

Selected Bibliography 447

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