The Birth of Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë at Work

  • Authors
  • Edward Chitham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Emily Brontë and the Craft of Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edward Chitham
      Pages 3-6
    3. Edward Chitham
      Pages 7-16
    4. Edward Chitham
      Pages 17-32
  3. Wuthering Heights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Edward Chitham
      Pages 85-96
    3. Edward Chitham
      Pages 97-107
    4. Edward Chitham
      Pages 108-122
    5. Edward Chitham
      Pages 123-136
    6. Edward Chitham
      Pages 137-143
    7. Edward Chitham
      Pages 158-167
    8. Edward Chitham
      Pages 168-172
    9. Edward Chitham
      Pages 182-190
  4. Postscript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Edward Chitham
      Pages 193-200
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-218

About this book


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 made her own translations of Virgil and Horace. It also foregrounds the publishing history of Wuthering Heights , revealing how the original text was almost doubled in size from its first submission to a publishers and its final acceptance. This book, published for the first time in paperback, provides a fascinating insight into Emily Brontë's mind and working methods.


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