Emily Brontë könyvei a rukkolán
A korabeli kritika értetlenül fogadta ezt a "rendhagyó" regényt, Emily Brontë egyetlen prózai alkotását. Még nővére, Charlotte is jóformán mentegetni, magyarázni, szépíteni próbálja ezt az elemi erejű, jóformán a semmiből kiszökkent alkotást - az _Üvöltő szelek_ második kiadásához, 1850-ben írt előszavában "primitív műhelyben, egyszerű szerszámokkal" készült, gránittömbből durván faragott szoborhoz hasonlítja immár halott húga regényét. Ma már a Brontë nővérek közül a kritika is, az olvasói közvélemény is Emilyt tartja a legnagyobbnak, az _Üvöltő szelek_-et nemcsak jobbnak, mint akár a _Jane Eyre_-t, hanem világirodalmi rangú műnek, a 19. század egyik reprezentatív nagy regényének. Gyűlölet és szerelem együttélését, egymást erősítő-romboló hatását Emily Brontë előtt talán senki, azóta is csak kevés alkotó érzékeltette ilyen elemi erővel. Emily Brontë - írja Ruttkay Kálmán - "nem moralizál, nem a büntető törvénykönyv paragrafusaiban gondolkozik, nem gondol a társadalom működését szabályozó erkölcsi normákkal, nem hívja segítségül az isteni igazságszolgáltatást, s ő maga sem szolgáltat költői igazságot. Nála, mint minden más, a jó és a rossz is a »lenni vagy nem lenni« nagy alapkérdésének függvénye."
On the wild and lonely Yorkshire moors a targic love story unfold as Cathrine Earnshow and Heathcliff fall in love. But Cathy marries another man, Edgar Linton, and breaks Heathcliff's heart. Years later, he returns to Wuthering Heights and takes his revenge on the Linton family.
One of the most passionate and heartfelt novels ever written, _Wuthering Heights_ tells of the relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, the orphan boy her father adopted and brought to Wuthering Heights when they were children. While Catherine forms a deep attachment to Heathcliff, her brother Hindley despises him as a rival. Heathcliff becomes torn between love for Catherine and the rage and humiliation he suffers. Finally he can stand it no longer and, in the violence of a summer storm, leaves the Heights for three years. During his absence Catherine has married, but her tormented heart belongs eternally to Heathcliff who is now prepared to exact his tyrannical revenge. With its freedom from social convention and its unparalleled emotional intensity, _Wuthering Heights_ is a highly original and deeply tragic work.
Auf einer Anhöhe inmitten der rauen Landschaft des englischen Yorkshire liegt das Anwesen "Wuthering Heights", dem Wind schutzlos ausgesetzt, der hier strenger als anderswo weht. Sein Besitzer, der herzensgute Mr Earnshaw, nimmt den Findling Heathcliff zu sich, in den Earnshaws Tochter Cathy sich bald schon heftig verliebt. Doch ihre Liebe endet im Unglück, und ein Gespinst aus Verrat und Rache liegt fortan über dem Landgut. Emily Brontës einziger Roman, zuerst 1847 unter Pseudonym erschienen, gehört als eines der außergewöhnlichsten Werke des viktorianischen Zeitalters längst zum Kanon der Weltliteratur.
_Jane Eyre_ ranks as one of the greatest and most popular works of English fiction. Although Charlotte Brontë's heroine is outwardly plain, she possesses an indomitable spirit, and great courage. Forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order which circumscribes her life when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic Mr Rochester. _Villette_ is based on Charlotte Brontë's personal experience as a teacher in Brussels. It is a moving tale of repressed feelings and cruel circumstances borne with heroic fortitude. Rising above the confinement of a rigid social order, it is also a story of a woman's right to love and be loved. _Wuthering Heights_ is Emily Brontë's wild, passionate tale of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and, wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, he leaves Wuthering heights. When he returns years later as a wealthy man, he proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. _Agnes Grey_, Ann Brontë's deeply personal novel, is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century. _The Tenant of Wildfell Hall_ shows Ann Brontë's bold, naturalistic and passionate style. It is a powerful and sometimes violent novel of expectation, love, oppression, sin and betrayal. It portrays the disintegration of the marriage of Helen Huntingdon, the mysterious 'tenant' of the title, and her dissolute, alcoholic husband.
Adapted by H. Q. Mitchell A classic story carefully adapted to suit the needs of learners of English at Intermediate level. A large number of full-colour illustrarions facilitate understanding. The activity section contains a variety of tasks on each chapter.
In Gondal’s Queen, Fannie Elizabeth Ratchford presents a cycle of eighty-four poems by Emily Jane Brontë, for the first time arranged in logical sequence, to re-create the “novel in verse” which Emily wrote about their beloved mystical kingdom of Gondal and its ruler, Augusta Geraldine Almeda, who brought tragedy to those who loved her. Thanks to previous publications by Ratchford, the imaginative world of Gondal is well known not only to Brontë scholars but also to general readers. Only in the present book, however, with Emily’s lovely poems restored to the setting which gave them being, can the full impact of this extraordinary literary creation be realized. The life story of Gondal’s Queen, from portentous birth to tragic death, is set in a world compounded of dark Gothic romance and Byronic extravagance; yet out of it emerges not only a real country of wild moor sheep and piercingly beautiful nights but also the portrait of a real woman, whose doom was wrought not by the stars but by the clashing complications of her own nature.
'... ever-present, phantom thing; My slave, my comrade, and my king' Some of Emily Brontë's most extraordinary poems. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Emily Brontë (1818-1848). Brontë's Wuthering Heights and The Complete Poems are available in Penguin Classics
_Az eredetileg 1941-ben megjelent, majd 1995-ben újranyomott Hatfield-féle kiadás fülszövege:_ In 1846 a small book entitled _Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell_ appeared on the British literary scene. The three pseudonymous poets, the Brontë sisters, went on to unprecedented success with such novels as _Wuthering Heights_, _Agnes Grey_, and _Jane Eyre_, all published in the following year. As children, these English sisters had begun writing poems and stories about an imaginary country named Gondal, yet they never sought to publish any of their work until Charlotte's discovery of Emily's more mature poems in the autumn of 1845. Charlotte later recalled: "I accidentally lighted on a MS. volume of verse in my sister Emily's handwriting. ... I looked it over, and something more than surprise seized me - a deep conviction that these were not common effusions, not at all like the poetry women generally write. I thought them condensed and terse, vigorous and genuine. To my ear they also had a peculiar music - wild, melancholy, and elevating. The renowned Hatfield edition of _The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë_ includes the poetry that captivated Charlotte Brontë a century and a half ago, a body of work that continues to resonate today. This incomparable volume includes Emily's verse from _Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell_ as well as 200 works collected from various manuscript sources after her death in 1848. Some were edited and preserved by Charlotte and Arthur Bell Nichols; still others were discovered years later by Brontë scholars. Originally released in 1923, Hatfield's collection was the result of a remarkable attempt over twenty years to isolate Emily's poems from her sisters' and to achieve chronological order. Accompanied by an interpretative preface on "The Gondal Story" by Miss Fannie E. Ratchford, author of _The Brontës' Web of Childhood_, this edition is the definitive collection of Emily Brontë's poetical works.
Be transported to the wild Yorkshire moors and a powerful tale of love, loss and revenge. Choose your favourite pens or pencils and add colour to the evocative ink line designs, intricate patterns and compelling scenes in this truly atmospheric colouring book. Filled with handpicked quotations that perfectly capture the drama and passion of Emily Bronte's masterpiece. Welcome to Wuthering Heights.
The Brontë Sisters features three classics of literature collected in a single volume. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, is the tale of governess Jane Eyre and her passionate romance with Lord Rochester, her employer, whose dark and secret past comes back to haunt them. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, tells of the gypsy boy Heathcliff, and his obsessive love for Catherine Earnshaw, the young woman whose station is above his, but whose family he ultimately comes to master. Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë, is the tale of its eponymous heroine, a governess in a wealthy household who yearns to find a man who will love and respect her for herself. These three novels, all first published in 1847, are universally acclaimed the greatest artistic achievements of one of the most talented families in all English letters. The Brontë Sisters is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded-leather bindings, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers of all ages and are an indispensible cornerstone for any home library.
In their collaborative early writings, the Brontes created and peopled the most extraordinary fantasy worlds, whose geography and history they elaborated in numerous stories, poems, and plays. Together they invented characters based on heroes and writers such as Wellington, Napoleon, Scott, and Byron, whose feuds, alliances, and love affairs weave an intricate web of social and political intrigue in imaginary colonial lands in Africa and the Pacific Ocean. The writings of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal are youthful experiments in imitation and parody, wild romance and realistic recording--a playful literary world that they would draw upon for their early and later work. In this generous selection, the early writings of the Bronte's are presented together for the first time. Christine Alexander's Introduction explores the rich imaginative lives of the Brontes, and the tension between their maturing authorship and creative freedom. The edition includes Charlotte Bronte's Roe Head Journal, and Emily and Anne's Diary Papers. The edition also has a key to characters and place, detailed notes, and a map of Glass Town and Angria. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.