Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Brontë

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784870749

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 1734


As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. There he will come to learn about Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and dangerous Heathcliff, whom she had loved since she was young. And how her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge.

Faulks on Fiction (Includes 3 Vintage Classics): Great British Snobs and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416283

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5470


The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest snobs in fiction - from Emma Woodhouse to James Bond. Also included are three classic novels: Emma by Jane Austen: Emma is rich, independent and preoccupied with arranging suitors for her acquaintances. Her plans for the matrimonial success of a new friend, however, lead her into complications that ultimately test her own detachment from the world of romance. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith: Mr Charles Pooter is a respectable man, unfortunately, nobody seems to recognise his gentility. George and Weedon Grossmith's comic novel, perfectly illustrated, is a glorious, affectionate caricature of the English middle-class at the end of nineteenth century.

Faulks on Fiction (Includes 4 FREE Vintage Classics): Great British Characters and the Secret Life of the Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416259

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 2556


The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche - through heroes from Tom Jones to Sherlock Holmes, lovers from Mr Darcy to Lady Chatterley, villains from Fagin to Barbara Covett and snobs from Emma Woodhouse to James Bond. Also included in this fantastic ebook package are four free classic novels: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: The legendary story of a marine adventurer shipwrecked on a desert island. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Accomplished Elizabeth Bennett must navigate a web of familial obligations and social expectations in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura marries Sir Percival Glyde, a man of many secrets. Can she be protected from a mysterious and potentially fatal plot?

Independence

Author: Charlotte Bronte

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 9781784876050

Category:

Page: 144

View: 7471


'To myself alone could I look' In a cold, unfeeling world Charlotte Bronte's heroines, Jane Eyre and Lucy Snowe, depend upon no one but themselves. In the face of hardship, from small sacrifices to great heartache, they cling resolutely to their principles of self-reliance. Follow Lucy to France and a career in teaching, whilst Jane's intelligence draws declarations of love and offers of marriage. Both are the unforgettable creations of the deeply independent and brilliant Charlotte Bronte. Selected from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Villette. VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series- Sisters by Louisa May Alcott Freedom by Margaret Atwood Marriage by Jane Austen Liberty by Virginia Woolf

Emily Brontë

Author: A. Mary F. Robinson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528785037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 8320


First published in 1883, this edition of the 'Eminent Women Series' contains a fascinating biography of English writer Emily Brontë. A detailed and interesting insight into the life and mind Emily Brontë, this volume is not to be missed by lovers and students of English literature. Emily Jane Brontë (1818 – 1848), also known under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, was an English poet and novelist best known for her only novel and classic of English literature, “Wuthering Heights”. She was the third-oldest of the four Brontë siblings who survived into adulthood. Contents include: “List Of Authorities”, “Introduction”, “Parentage”, “Babyhood”, “Cowan’s Bridge”, “Childhood”, “Going To School”, “Girlhood At Haworth”, “ In The Rue D’isabelle”, “A Retrospect”, “The Recall”, “The Prospectuses”, “Branwell’s Fall”, “Writing Poetry”, “Troubles”, “‘Wuthering Heights:’ Its Origin”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of literature lovers now and for years to come.

On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë

Author: Judith Pascoe

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472037404

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 2115


While teaching in Japan, Judith Pascoe was fascinated to discover the popularity that Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights has enjoyed there. Nearly one hundred years after its first formal introduction to the country, the novel continues to engage the imaginations of Japanese novelists, filmmakers, manga artists, and others, resulting in numerous translations, adaptations, and dramatizations. On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë is Pascoe’s lively account of her quest to discover the reasons for the continuous Japanese embrace of Wuthering Heights. At the same time, the book chronicles Pascoe’s experience as an adult student of Japanese. She contemplates the multiple Japanese translations of Brontë, as contrasted to the single (or nonexistent) English translations of major Japanese writers. Carrying out a close reading of a distant country’s Wuthering Heights, Pascoe begins to see American literary culture as a small island on which readers are isolated from foreign literature.

The Postmodern Fairytale

Author: Kevin Paul Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230591701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 1767


Why is Shrek one of the greatest selling DVDs of all time? Why are shampoo advertisements based on Sleeping Beauty? Why is it that the same simple stories keep being told? This study attempts to explain why fairy tales keep popping up in the most unexpected places and why the best storytellers begin their tales with 'once upon a time'.

Charlotte Brontë - A Monograph

Author: T. Wemyss Reid

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528785002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 2388


“Charlotte Brontë - A Monograph” is an 1877 treatise on the life and work of Charlotte Brontë by English biographer Reid T. Wemyss. Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, and the oldest sister in the world-famous trio of literary sisters. Along with her sisters', her novels have become classics of English literature still read and enjoyed by people of all ages the world over. Contents include: “The Story Of Jane Eyre”, “Early History Of The Brontës”, “The Family At Haworth”, “Life As A Governess”, “The Turning-Point”, “Authorship And Bereavement”, “Shirley”, “Loneliness And Fame”, “Villette”, “Marriage And Death”, “Posthumous Honours”, etc. Sir Thomas Wemyss Reid (1842 – 1905) was an English novelist, newspaper editor, and biographer. Other notable works by this author include: “Politicians of To-day: A Series of Personal Sketches” (1880), “The Land of the Bey” (1882), and “Gladys Fane” (1883). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction.

Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 10 to 13 (Opening Doors series)

Author: Verity Jones,Leah Crawford,Bob Cox

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785834517

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5986


Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum for Ages 10 to 13 takes Bob Cox's award-winning 'Opening Doors' series into bold new territories, providing a treasury of techniques and strategies all carefully selected to support the design of a deeper, more creative and more expansive curriculum. Together with Leah Crawford and Verity Jones, Bob has compiled this rich resource to help teachers enhance their learners' engagement with challenging texts and develop their writing skills as budding wordsmiths. It includes 15 ready-to-use units of work covering a range of inspiring poetry and prose from across the literary tradition, complete with vivid illustrations by Victoria Cox. Bob, Leah and Verity's innovative ideas on theory, best practice and how to cultivate a pioneering classroom spirit are all integrated into the lesson suggestions, which have been designed for both the teacher's and the learners' immediate benefit. Together they empower teachers to explore with their learners the scope and depth of literature capable of inspiring high standards and instilling a love of language in its many forms. Furthermore, they help teachers to lay down intricate curricular pathways that will prompt their pupils to better enjoy literature, read and analyse texts with a greater sense of curiosity, and write with more originality. The book includes a great range of texts both as the core of each unit and as link reading, incorporating some contemporary texts to show how past and present co-exist - and how various literary styles can be taught using similar principles, all of which are open to further adaptation. The authors have also suggested key concepts around which the curriculum can be built, with the units providing examples with which you can work. All of the extracts and illustrations you will need in order to begin opening doors in your classroom are downloadable, and the book also includes a helpful glossary of key terms.