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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $15.00
  • February 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-28499-7
  • 448 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Wuthering Heights

A Norton Critical Edition

Fifth Edition


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Emily Brontë (Author), Alexandra Lewis (Editor, University of Aberdeen)


“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

“A fine new edition at an affordable price.” —Bernard Duyfhuizen, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• The first edition of the novel (1847), accompanied by a new preface and revised explanatory footnotes.
• Fourteen of Emily 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 Brontë’s poems, three of them new to the Fifth 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 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.



The two-volume first edition of the novel—the only one produced in Emily’s lifetime, but which neglected to include most of her own corrections—is reprinted here, incorporating some adjustments from her sister Charlotte to an 1850 edition and other editorial emendations from Alexandra Lewis (all explained in a note on the text). The dialect speech of the 1847 version is retained, translated in footnotes for clarity.


Three of the twenty-one poems by Emily Brontë included here are new to the Norton Critical Edition, as is her devoir “The Cat.” Three new critical interpretations are also featured here, alongside two seminal pieces­—one by Martha Nussbaum and the other by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar.


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