From the claustrophobic environment of Haworth Parsonage emerged an astonishing range and diversity of character and talent. Between them the two youngest Brontë sisters wrote three novels, each sharply individual in style, purpose and subject-matter.
The title, first published in 1968, discusses and illustrates the similarities and differences in the writings of Emily and Anne Brontë, paying particular attention to their place in the development of the Victorian novel. He stresses the complexities of structure and characterisation in Wuthering Heights, introducing the reader first to the background of the novel. This book will be of interest to students of English Literature.
Emily and Anne Brontë – Their Life and Work; Scheme of Extracts; The Families of ‘Wuthering Heights’; ‘Wuthering Heights’: The Background of Normal Life; The Background of Nature; The Inhabitants of ‘Wuthering Heights’; Anne Brontë’s Style; The Character of ‘Wuthering Heights’; Emily Brontë’s Narrative Method; The Violence of ‘Wuthering Heights’; Moralising in ‘Wildfell Hall’; Speech in ‘Wuthering Heights’; Characterisation in Emily Brontë; Characterisation in Anne Brontë; Characterisation in Emily Brontë; ‘Agnes Grey’; Recurrent Imagery in ‘Wuthering Heights’: The Supernatural; The Structure of ‘Wuthering Heights’; Select Bibliography