Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Edited by Jørgen Steen Veisland

Know your Classics #2

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is one of the great works of English literature, and the novel that defines English Romanticism. Set on the edge of the desolate Yorkshire Moors this novel traces the intense and ultimately destructive affair between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, a love that endures beyond their mortal confines. Edited and introduced by Jørgen Veisland, and with a new author biography, this volume makes the classical text available to new generations of readers.


About the author

Emily Brontë was a novelist and poet who produced but one novel, Wuthering Heights, a highly imaginative work of passion and hate set on the Yorkshire moors. Emily was perhaps the greatest of the three Brontë sisters, but the record of her life is extremely meagre, for she was silent and reserved and left no correspondence of interest, and her single novel darkens rather than solves the mystery of her spiritual existence.

About the editor

Jørgen Steen Veisland is associate professor of Scandinavian, American and Comparative Literature at the University of Gdańsk, Poland, where he has been employed since 1992. He is a member of The International Association for Scandinavian Studies and The International Association for Ethical Literary Criticism. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Dialectics of Modernism and many other books and articles.