Wuthering Heights Leather / fine binding
by EMILY BRONTE
Part of the Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection series
This is Emily Bronte's classic novel in a beautiful leatherbound edition.
This version of the dark romance features a satin-ribon bookmark, distinctive stained edging & marbled endpapers.
From the moment of his adoption by the Earnshaws, the foundling boy Heathcliff devotes himself to their young daughter Catherine.
Growing up together, the two share a love that blossoms into romance, until Catherine's hurtful betrayal.
But Heathcliff's emotions know no bounds and acknowledge no limits, not even death.
Determined to secure the family estate of Wuthering Heights as his own, the tyrannical Heathcliff vents his bitterness on his and Catherine's heirs, manipulating lives and shaping destinies under the influence of a passion that has curdled into obsession.
First published in 1847, Emily Bronte's classic novel was acknowledged by readers and critics as a tale of dark romance as tempestuous and untamed as its Yorkshire moors setting.
This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and decorative marbled endpapers.
It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.
- Format: Leather / fine binding
- Pages: 336 pages, b/w throughout, includes illustrations
- Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781435129764
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Review by pmtracy
I can easily say that Heathcliff is now my most despised literary villain of all time.While set in the early 19th century, the story is timeless. Many reviewers and literary critics focus on the unrequited love between Heathcliff and Catherine. However, I disagree that this is the main theme of the story. Heathcliff is far from a star-struck lover. Instead, at its root is the importance of a child’s formative years and the impact that abuse can have on their place in society as an adult. As an adopted orphan “gypsy child,” Heathcliff was treated horribly by his siblings and as a servant or outcast. He was often referred to as “it” and was both physically and mentally abused. He grows to become a sadistic sociopath fixated on vengeance with a sole purpose in life to ruin the family that took him in as a child and gaining control of the family home, Wuthering Heights, and the surrounding property.I was surprised by the relatively graphic descriptions of the physical and mental abuse in this book. While trivial by today’s standards, I can only imagine what a reader of 1847 would have thought. The cruelty is central to the story, however, as it provides the foundation for the characters’ behavior.The plot can be challenging to follow as two family lines continually intertwine. The intermarriage between the Earnshaws and Lintons is what initially works to Heathcliff’s advantage in gaining control over both houses but eventually results in their return to the rightful owner.I have to admit that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel. It had never really been on my reading radar before and I picked it up on a whim. I’m glad I did.