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  1. Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bronte Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This compliments Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background. About the AuthorEmily Bronte lived from 1818 to 1848. Although she wrote only Wuthering Heights and about a dozen poms she is accepted as one of the most gifted writers ever. Perhaps the intensity of her writing grew out of the extraordinary pressures of her home life. Emily's mother died when she was three and she lived with her four sisters and one brother in a bleak, isolated Yorkshire village – Haworth. Her father doted on his only son, Branwell, and expected little from his daughters – they surprised him while Branwell wasted his life and died an alchoholic and drug addict. The girls suffered dreadfully at a cheap boarding school, the oldest two dying of malnutrition. Emily, Charlotte and Anne were brought home just in time but Emily never lost her terrible fear of institutions and of being closed in. The sisters later became governesses to help support Branwell, seen by their father as a future great artist. They also began to publish their writing, under male pen-names as there was much prejudice against women writers. Their first book, a collection of poetry, failed but Emily's novel Wuthering Heights, was highly acclaimed and is still widel
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  2. This sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty sees a mysterious new tenant at Wildfell Hall, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a 'wicked woman' as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne BrontĂŤ wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption.About the AuthorThe youngest of the illustrious Bronte siblings, Anne (1820-1849) wrote poetry and fiction throughout her childhood and went on to become a governess, religious lyric poet and novelist, publishing under the pseudonym Acton Bell. The realist and often ironic tone of her novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is strikingly different from the more romantic style of her sisters, Charlotte and Emily. Anne died of pulmonary tuberculosis a year after the publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, at only twenty-nine years old.
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  3. In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere . . .As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge – and continues to torment those in the present.About The AuthorEmily Bronte lived from 1818 to 1848. Although she wrote only WutheringHeights and about a dozen poms she is accepted as one of the mostgifted writers ever. Perhaps the intensity of her writing grew out ofthe extraordinary pressures of her home life.Emily's mother died when she was three and she lived with her foursisters and one brother in a bleak, isolated Yorkshire village –Haworth. Her father doted on his only son, Branwell, and expectedlittle from his daughters – they surprised him while Branwell wastedhis life and died an alchoholic and drug addict. The girls suffereddreadfully at a cheap boarding school, the oldest two dying ofmalnutrition. Emily, Charlotte and Anne were brought home just in timebut Emily never lost her terrible fear of institutions and of beingclosed in. The sisters later became governesses to help supportBranwell, seen by their father as a future great artist. They alsobegan to publish their writing, under male pen-names as there was muchprejudice against women writers. Their first book, a collection ofpoetry, failed but Emily's novel Wuthering Heights, was highlyacclaimed and is still widely read today.Emily seldom left her home village yet produced one of the mostpowerful novels of the inner self ever written. She caught a cold ather brother's funeral in 1848 and died a few months later.
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  4. Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.Charlotte BrontĂŤ's first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in 1847. Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. How she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society.About the AuthorCharlotte BrontĂŤ once wrote, "It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it." Though she led a quiet life (and died young), BrontĂŤ indeed created action in her sweeping, passionate novels, such as the gothic drama Jane Eyre. About the Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books (U.K.), where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.
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  5. Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behaviour becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed and the shocking details of the disastrous marriage she has left behind emerge. Told with great immediacy, combined with wit and irony, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a powerful depiction of a woman's struggle for domestic independence and creative freedom.In her introduction Stevie Davies discusses The Tenant of Wildfell Hall as feminist testament, inspired by Anne Bronte's experiences as a governess and by the death her brother Branwell Bronte, and examines the novel's language, biblical references and narrative styles.About the AuthorAnne Bronte was born in 1820, the youngest of the Bronte family. She was educated at home, and was particularly close to her sister Emily. Her first novel was Agnes Grey, and it was followed by The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall in 1848, written under a pseudonym. She died in 1849.
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  6. Wuthering Heights has achieved an almost mythical status as a love story, yet it is also a unique masterpiece of the imagination: an unsettling, transgressive novel about obsession, violence and death. It begins as a man is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house on the Yorkshire moors during a snowstorm. There he discovers the tempestuous events that took place there years before: the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and the foundling Heathcliff, her betrayal of him and how his terrible revenge continues to haunt the present.About the AuthorEmily Jane BrontĂŤ (July 30, 1818 - December 19, 1848) was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving BrontĂŤ sisters, being younger than Charlotte and older than Anne. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.
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  7. Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre to this day entrancesreaders with its passionate portrayal of a woman struggling to make alife for herself in a cruel and indifferent world. As orphan Janebecomes governess at Thornfield Hall, she falls in love with heremployer, Mr Rochester, only to discover that he has a terrible secret,one which may jeopardize their future happiness. Jane Eyre's strugglefor independence has echoed with readers ever since.About the AuthorCharlotte Bronte was born at Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1816. Hermother died in 1821, and Charlotte, her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth,Emily and Anne, and her brother Branwell were left in the care of theiraunt, Elizabeth Branwell. Left to pursue their education mainly athome, all the Bronte children became involved in a rich fantasy lifeand Charlotte and Branwell collaborated in the invention of theimaginary kingdom of Angria. In 1824 Charlotte went with Maria,Elizabeth and Emily to a school for daughters of the clergy; herexperiences there are fictionalized in the Lowood section of JaneEyre (1847; written under the pseudonym of Cutter Bell). She wrotethree other novels, Shirey (1849) Vilette (1853) and SheProfessor (published posthumously in 1857). She also madeoccasional visits to London where she became known to various writers,including William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell. In 1854 Charlottefinally overcame her father's objections and married, but unfortunatelyshe was to die in the following year.About the AuthorCharlotte Bronte was born at Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1816. Her mother died in 1821, and Charlotte, her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Emily and Anne, and her brother Branwell were left in the care of their aunt, Elizabeth Branwell. Left to pursue their education mainly at home, all the Bronte children became involved in a rich fantasy life and Charlotte and Branwell collaborated in the invention of the imaginary kingdom of Angria. In 1824 Charlotte went with Maria, Elizabeth and Emily to a school for dau
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  8. With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Bronte's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances. This edition includes a new introduction, which examines the novel's social and historical content, a chronology of Bronte's life and full explanatory notes.About the AuthorCharlotte Bronte was born at Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1816. Her mother died in 1821, and Charlotte, her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Emily and Anne, and her brother Branwell were left in the care of their aunt, Elizabeth Branwell. Left to pursue their education mainly at home, all the Bronte children became involved in a rich fantasy life and Charlotte and Branwell collaborated in the invention of the imaginary kingdom of Angria. In 1824 Charlotte went with Maria, Elizabeth and Emily to a school for daughters of the clergy; her experiences there are fictionalized in the Lowood section of Jane Eyre (1847; written under the pseudonym of Cutter Bell). She wrote three other novels, Shirey (1849) Vilette (1853) and The Professor (published posthumously in 1857). She also made occasional visits to London where she became known to various writers, including William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell. In 1854 Charlotte finally overcame her father's objections and married, but unfortunately she was to die in the following year.
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  1. Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is the foundational text of the Genre Study Suite. In exploring Genre Study, Fountas & Pinnell advocate teaching and learning in which students are actively engaged in developing genre understandings and applying their thinking to any genre. It is through using genre understandings that your students think, talk, and read texts with deeper understanding, and write effectively. Genre Study is a professional resource that teachers can use with students to embark on an exciting exploration into the study of genre. View Overview Webinar The Genre Study Suite Bundle is a comprehensive suite of resources that focuses on genre study through inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. An inquiry approach engages students in exploring texts so that they can notice and name the characteristics of each genre and construct a working definition that guides their thinking of reading and writing. This suite provides the tools needed to help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration. The bundle includes: Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books Genre Study Quick Guide a companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books This spiral-bound companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is designed to help you actively engage students in the exploration of texts so that they can notice and name genre characteristics, and construct working definitions that guide their thinking as readers and writers. This handy reference guide contains a master genre chart outlining the definition, key characteristics, and a list of mentor texts by genre.Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction and Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking are comprehensive tools that you can use to explore genres with your students during interactive read-aloud, Reader’s workshop, Writer’s workshop, guided reading lessons, shared reading, and intervention lessons. The prompts in these ready reference flip charts are designed to help teachers guide students’ inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of genres. In the Genre Prompting Guides, Fountas & Pinnell have organized prompts by genre, and also literary elements and structure. Fiction Genres Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Traditional Literature (including folktales, fairy tales, fables, epics, legends, ballads, and myths) Modern Fantasy (including simple animal fantasy, low fantasy, high fantasy, and science fiction) Nonfiction Genres Narrative Nonfiction Biography Autobiography Memoir Expository Nonfiction Procedural Texts Persuasive tests Forms of Poetry Lyrical poetry Narrative poetry Free Verse Haiku Limericks Concrete poems Test Taking Multiple Choice Questions Short Answer Questions Extended Response Questions
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  3. THE BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016Whether you’re a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, NORWEGIAN WOOD is the perfect fireside read, and an ideal seasonal gift.Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life.And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture.Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide.NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK make the ultimate companion set.
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  5. Free Delivery Worldwide : Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual 1990 : Hardback : ABC-CLIO : 9780313281501 : 0313281505 : 01 Dec 1991 : With more than 500 reviews by subject specialists, this volume is a comprehensive record of the output of new works in science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction, beginning with a survey of the year for fiction in the three areas.
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  6. A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That?s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don?t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you?ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen?if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.
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  8. In honor of the centenary of the birth of Borges, this collection of his fiction has been gathered into a single volume. “An unparalleled treasury of marvels.”—“Chicago Tribune.”
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