Emily Bront’s 1847 novel Wuthering Heights was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. It is about two landed gentry families, the Earnshaws and the Lintons, who live on the West Yorkshire moors, and their troubled interactions with Earnshaw’s adopted son, Heathcliff. Romanticism and Gothic fiction impacted the novel.
Wuthering Heights is today widely regarded as a classic of English literature, yet its reception at the time was polarized. It generated controversy due to its depictions of mental and physical violence, as well as its critiques of Victorian morality, religious and society norms.
Wuthering Heights and Anne Bront’s Agnes Grey were approved by publisher Thomas Newby prior to the success of their sister Charlotte’s novel Jane Eyre, but were not published until after the success of Jane Eyre. After Emily’s death in 1850, Charlotte edited a second edition of Wuthering Heights. It has spawned a slew of adaptations in a variety of media, including a hit song.
Author Emily Brontë
Emily Jane Bront was an English novelist and poet best known for her sole work, Wuthering Heights, which is today regarded as a classic of English literature. She also collaborated with her sisters Charlotte and Anne on a collection of poetry titled Works by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, with her own poems being hailed as artistic talent. Emily was the second youngest of the four surviving Bront siblings, following her younger sister Anne and her older brother Branwell. She wrote under the pseudonym Ellis Bell.
Wuthering Heights Features
- One of the most read novels of all the time.
- Almost all the critics consider it a very interesting and a must read book.