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The Birth of Wuthering Heights: Emily Brontë at Work
In The Birth of Wuthering Heights, Edward Chitham explores the sources of Emily Brontë's inspiration and the ways in which she composed her poetry and her one major novel. This key study discusses the probable content of her unfinished second novel and also makes use of new discoveries to show that Emily Brontë was not only well-read in the classics, but that she had also ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published April 14th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published February 16th 1998)
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Emily Bronte, perhaps the most purely inspired of the Bronte sisters, also left the smallest legacy and the deepest mystery. In this book, Edward Chitham attempts to reconstruct the creative process behind Wuthering Heights. He compares it to Emily's poetry and the shared imaginary world of Gondal. Chitham also explores some of the puzzling anomalies in Wuthering Heights. I'm not an expert on the Brontes, and would perhaps benefit from a re-reading. But even as a relative novice, this was an int ...more