Monday, October 14, 2013

Wuthering+Agnes

Cambridge University Press has issued a combined edition of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey including the poems by both Emily and Anne included in the first Poems by Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell edition:
Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey
Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry
Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
Date Published: 2013
Paperback
ISBN: 9781108057066

The tragic lives of the Brontë sisters hold a romantic fascination as great as that of the stories into which they poured their rich imaginations and experiences. Following their first appearance in 1847 and the deaths of Emily (1818–48) and Anne (1820–49), these two classics of English literature – one an impassioned tale of doomed love, the other a quietly intense portrait of the governess in Victorian society – were published together with poems and a biographical notice in this revised 1851 edition. It was prepared by the authors' sister and fellow novelist, Charlotte (1816–55). Wuthering Heights was Emily's only novel, and although it received mixed reviews upon first publication because of its stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty, it has since become an icon of its genre. Agnes Grey, Anne's debut novel, astutely shows the governess to be an often invisible and abused member of the household.

Table of Contents

Biographical notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, by Currer Bell
Editor's preface to Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights, by Ellis Bell
Agnes Grey, by Acton Bell
Selections from the literary remains of Ellis and Acton Bell
Poems, by Ellis Bell
Poems, by Action Bell

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