Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights Study Guide

All you need to know about Emily Brontë's's Wuthering Heights is in this advanced guide to the text. Connell Guides are advanced guide books that offer sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives for higher-level GCSE and A Level English Literature students. Written by leading academics, Connell Guides are clear, concise and beautifully designed to help students understand, and enjoy, great works of literature. They are perfect for coursework, revision and exam preparation. Connell Guides are also great reads themselves scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining.

Wuthering Heights is traditionally seen as being about the timeless romance between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. That is the version made famous by Hollywood in the greatest film version of the novel, released in 1939 and starring Laurence Olivier. But while Emily Brontë is very much concerned with deep emotion in Wuthering Heights, it is not, argues Graham Bradshaw, in any straightforward romantic sense. Bradshaw takes issue with the conventional view of Wuthering Heights, arguing that this is a novel in which the characters are driven by forces and passions they don't understand and that Emily Brontë's dark, violent world is much more complex than most critics allow.

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