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The Poems of Emily Brontë

The Poems of Emily Brontë( )
Editor: Roper, Derek
Chitham, Edward
Author: Brontë, Emily
Brontë, Emily
Series title:|c OET |t Oxford English Texts
Publication Date:Mar 1996
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $265.00
Book Description:

The Poems of Emily Brontë is the first edition to appear with full scholarly apparatus, and to preserve the writer's original (sometimes unorthodox) presentation and revisions. With no manuscript of Wuthering Heights extant, this edition of the often under-valued poetry gives the reader the rare chance of seeing the writer's creative mind at work. Recreating the literary context of the poems, this edition also takes into account recent criticalinsights.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.81 x 5.75 x 0.89 Inches
Book Weight:1.194 Pounds
Author Biography
Brontë, Emily (Editor)
Emily Bronte, the sister of Charlotte, shared the same isolated childhood on the Yorkshire moors. Emily, however, seems to have been much more affected by the eerie desolation of the moors than was Charlotte. Her one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), draws much of its power from its setting in that desolate landscape. Emily's work is also marked by a passionate intensity that is sometimes overpowering. According to English poet and critic Matthew Arnold, "for passion, vehemence, and grief she had no equal since Byron." This passion is evident in the poetry she contributed to the collection (Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell) published by the Bronte sisters in 1846 under male pseudonyms in response to the prejudices of the time. Her passion reached far force, however, in her novel, Wuthering Heights.

Bronte's novel defies easy classification. It is certainly a story of love, but just as certainly it is not a "love story". It is a psychological novel, but is so filled with hints of the supernatural and mystical that the reader is unsure of how much control the characters have over their own actions. It may seem to be a study of right and wrong, but is actually a study of good and evil. Above all, it is a novel of power and fierce intensity that has gripped readers for more than 100 years.


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