Wuthering Heights

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-05
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1847 text of Emily Bronte's British Victorian novel along with critical essays that readWuthering Heightsfrom four contemporary perspectives: psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, and cultural studies. An additional essay demonstrates how several critical perspectives can be combined. In the second edition, two of the five essays are new. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents and illustrations (new), introductions with bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretrical terms.

Table of Contents

About the series
About this volume
Wuthering heights : the complete text in cultural context
Introduction : biographical and historical contextsp. 3
The complete text (1847)p. 15
Cultural documents and illustrationsp. 289
The regional context: Haworth, Yorkshire, and the Moorsp. 292
The political context : the women's movementp. 295
The historical context : the Irish potato faminep. 302
Imperial and racial contexts : models for Heathcliffp. 316
The legal context : English inheritance lawsp. 324
Wuthering Heights : a case study in contemporary criticism
A critical history of Wuthering Heightsp. 333
Psychoanalytic criticism and Wuthering Heightsp. 348
What is psychoanalytic criticism?p. 348
Psychoanalytic criticism : a selected bibliographyp. 359
The absent mother in Wuthering Heightsp. 364
Marxist criticism and Wuthering Heightsp. 379
What is Marxist criticism?p. 379
Marxist criticism : a selected bibliographyp. 391
Myths of power : a Marxist study on Wuthering Heightsp. 394
Cultural criticism and Wuthering Heightsp. 411
What is cultural criticism?p. 411
Cultural criticism : a selected bibliographyp. 424
Imperialist nostalgia and Wuthering Heightsp. 430
Feminist criticism and Wuthering Heightsp. 451
What is feminist criticism?p. 451
Feminist criticism : a selected bibliographyp. 459
Changing the names : the two Catherinesp. 468
Combining perspectives on Wuthering Heightsp. 478
From "your father was emperor of China, and your mother an Indian queen" : reverse imperialism in Wuthering Heightsp. 480
Glossary of critical and theoretical termsp. 503
About the contributorsp. 530
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