“Thank you. This is absolutely first-class in all respects. The reprinted 1850 poems and the contemporary reviews unveil insights unsuspected by the majority of readers; and the selection of current views and criticism is sensitive and representative.” ―N. S. Asbridge, Central Connecticut State University
“A fine new edition at an affordable price.” ―Bernard Duyfhuizen, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• The first edition of the novel (1847), accompanied by a new preface and revised explanatory footnotes.
• Key excerpts from Emily Brontë’s diary papers and devoirs, along with thirteen of her sister Charlotte Brontë’s letters regarding publication of both the 1847 and 1850 editions, and Charlotte’s notes of introduction to the posthumous 1850 edition.
• Thirteen of Charlotte Brontë’s letters regarding the publication of both the 1847 and 1850 editions of Wuthering Heights, along with key excerpts from her diary and devoirs.
• Twenty-one of Emily’s poems, including the eighteen selected for publication by Charlotte with the 1850 edition and a further three poems new to this Fifth Norton Critical Edition.
• Thirteen reviews of both the 1847 and 1850 editions of the novel.
• Five major critical assessments of Wuthering Heights, three of them new to the Fifth Edition.
• A revised chronology and a selected bibliography.
About the Series
Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format―annotated text, contexts, and criticism―helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.