Wuthering Heights

Ranked #3 in Revenge, Ranked #3 in Victoriansee more rankings.

You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE.

This best-selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel. For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals. The text is accompanied by entirely new explanatory annotations.

New to the fourth Edition are twelve of Emily Bronte's letters regarding the publication of the 1847 edition of...

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of Wuthering Heights from the world's leading experts.

John Sutherland The Brontës had this idea of a Samson figure. Rochester, like Samson, has to be mutilated before he can be domesticated. What is interesting about Heathcliff, in Wuthering Heights, is that he isn’t. He remains this superman. He is greater than a human being. He is named after two elemental things, the heath and the cliff. We never know what his first name is. (Source)

Robert McCrum Cathy—and all of Emily Brontë’s characters—are more or less feral. That’s why we love them. It’s a different world, it’s a mad world. In some ways, Emily Brontë is more of a poet. But she has inspired many subsequent writers of fiction. You couldn’t imagine Lawrence without her, for example. You couldn’t imagine some of Hardy. (Source)

Riz Khan Again it’s about love turning into obsessions and being all-consuming and how even future generations are manipulated by this love. (Source)

Rachel Hickman In Wuthering Heights once again it’s the landscape that underlines the choices the characters must make. Cathy must choose between the grand house in the lush valley: protected, comfortable and tame; or the wild, exhilarating bleakness of Wuthering Heights. (Source)

Claire Jarvis Wuthering Heights is a strange novel in a lot of ways. It’s a standalone—there’s not really another book like it. (Source)

Rankings by Category

Wuthering Heights is ranked in the following categories:

Similar Books

If you like Wuthering Heights, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?