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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $13.50
  • December 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97889-6
  • 464 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


Wuthering Heights

Norton Critical Editions

Fourth Edition

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Emily Brontë (Author), Richard J. Dunn (Editor, University of Washington)

 

The text of the novel is based on the first edition of 1847.

For the Fourth Edition, the editor collated the 1847 text with the two modern texts (Norton’s William J. Sale collation and the Clarendon), and found a great number of variants, including accidentals. This discovery led to changes in the body of the Norton Critical Edition text that are explained in the preface. New to "Backgrounds and Contexts" are additional letters, a compositional chronology, related prose, and reviews of the 1847 text. "Criticism" collects five important assessments of Wuthering Heights, three of them new to the Fourth Edition, including Lin Haire-Sargeant’s essay on film adaptations of the novel.

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    Preface to the Fourth Edition

    The Text of Wuthering Heights

    Backgrounds and Contexts

    1. The 1847 Wuthering Heights
    2. Emily Brontë’s Diary:
      1. November 24, 1834
      2. June 26, 1837
      3. July 30, 1841
      4. July 30, 1845
    3. "The Butterfly"
    4. Edward Chitham – Sculpting the Statue: A Chronology of the Process of Writing Wuthering Heights
    5. Publishing the 1847 Wuthering Heights:
      1. April 6, 1846
      2. July 4, 1846
      3. November 10, 1847
      4. December 14, 1847
      5. December 21, 1847
      6. February 15, 1848
    6. Reviews of the 1847 Wuthering Heights:
      1. The Athenaeum
      2. Atlas
      3. Douglas Jerrold’s Weekly Newspaper
      4. Examiner
      5. Britannia
      6. Unidentified Review
      7. New Monthly Magazine
      8. Palladium
      9. North American Review
    7. The 1850 Wuthering Heights
    8. The 1850 Wuthering Heights in Progress:
      1. September 5, 1850
      2. September 13, 1850
      3. September 20, 1850
      4. September 27, 1850
      5. November 19 [?], 1850
      6. December 8, 1850
    9. Charlotte Brontë – Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell
    10. Charlotte Brontë – Editor’s Preface to the New Edition of Wuthering Heights
    11. Emily Brontë’s Poems for the 1850 Wuthering Heights
    12. Charlotte Brontë – Selections
      1. 40 [A little while, a little while]
      2. 42 [The bluebell is the sweetest flower]
      3. 39 [Loud without the wind was roaring]
      4. 84 [Shall Earth no more inspire thee]
      5. 79 [In summer’s mellow midnight]
      6. 85 [Aye there it is! It wakes to-night]
      7. 128 [Love is like the wild rose-briar]
      8. 112 [From a Dungeon Wall]
      9. 106 [How few, of all the hearts that loved]
      10. 98 [In the earth, the earth thou shalt be laid]
      11. 35 [I knew not ‘twas so dire a crime]
      12. 32 [For him who struck thy foreign string]
      13. 120a [Heavy bangs the raindrop]
      14. 120b [Child of Delight!]
      15. 123 [Silent is the house]
      16. 89 [I do not weep]
      17. 201 [Often rebuked, yet always back returning]
      18. 125 [No coward soul is mine]
    13. Reviews of the 1850 Wuthering Heights
      1. Examiner
      2. Leader
      3. Athenaeum
      4. Eclectic Review

    Criticism

    1. A. Stuart Daley – The Chronology of Wuthering Heights
    2. J. Hillis Miller – Wuthering Heights: Repetition and the "Uncanny"
    3. Susan Gubar – Looking Oppositely: Emily Brontë’s Bible of Hell
    4. Martha Nussbaum – Wuthering Heights: The Romantic Ascent
    5. Lin Haire-Sargeant – Sympathy for the Devil: The Problem of Heathcliff in Film Versions of Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë: A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography