DVD-Besonderheiten: Bound in buckram, printed and blocked with a design by Rovina Cai Set in Adobe Caslon 352 pages; frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations 9½" x 6¼".

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Artikelnummer:
181290

Erschienen:
2014

Inhalt

Lockwood is an unwanted guest, forced by a snowstorm to pass the night at the lonely and inhospitable house of Wuthering Heights. A child’s ghost pleads at the window to be let in; a waif who has wandered the moor for 20 years. Lockwood’s screams bring the fierce and brooding master of the house, Heathcliff, who is at first angry, and then, startlingly, sobs and begs for the ghost to return.

This is the unforgettable opening to a passionate love story, a haunting Gothic tale, a stark depiction of rural isolation and cruelty …

 

Certainly Brontë’s contemporaries were not sure the book was what they wanted – especially when they discovered the author was a woman. In 1848, Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine gasped that it was ‘a compound of vulgar depravity and unnatural horrors’. Yet even its detractors could not help but acknowledge the book’s raw power and tumultuous energy. When Cathy cries out, ‘My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath – a source of little visible delight, but necessary ... I am Heathcliff!’, the reader thrills in response. And we shudder when Heathcliff, hearing of Cathy’s death, curses her: ‘May you not rest, as long as I am living! You said I killed you – haunt me, then!’

The novel has inspired many film-makers, musicians and artists over the years. This edition contains nine evocative illustrations from the artist Rovina Cai. She captures the swirling moorland air that blows through the book, and merges, just as the novel does, past with present, ghosts with the living. They are a beautiful, fittingly haunting accompaniment to an unforgettable story.

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