1895 WUTHERING HEIGHTS Emily Bronte Hardcover
Circa 1895 edition of WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte. Published by United States Book Company, New York and Chicago, which operated from 1895-1902. This edition includes a copy of "Life of Charlotte Bronte" Copyright 1891. Gilt letting on spine is bright but starting to fade on top edge of pages. Bottom edge of spine bumped. The front end page has erasure marks and writing in pencil.
Wuthering Heights is the only book written by Emily Brontë and it was originally published in 1847. The Brontë sisters are known for Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) and Agnes Grey (by Anne Brontë). In the first American edition, Wuthering Heights was mistakenly attributed to Charlotte Brontë on the title page, which stated: ‘by the author of Jane Eyre.’ The work was deeply controversial at the time of publication because it challenged long-held perceptions of class, religion, morality, and the position of women in society. Additionally, the novel contains vivid descriptions of violence. The novel follows the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights, a house on the wild moors of England, and it’s owner, Healthcliffe, on a tragic and compelling story of love and revenge. If you are a collector of banned books, this controversial novel is the perfect addition to your library