Wuthering heights di Emily Brontë: scheda libro

Scheda libro in inglese di Cime tempestose (Wuthering heights) di Emily Bronte (5 pagine formato doc)

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Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte.

AUTHOR. Emily Brontë is born at Thornton, in Yorkshire, in 1818. Her mother dies when she's young and her aunt Elizabeth comes to the Brontës' house to look after the six children: Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne.
Emily attends the Clergy Daughters School and the Roe Head School, where Calvinism is imposed.
In 1835 Emily returns home where she spends a solitary life. In 1842 Emily and Charlotte go to Brussels where they study French, German, drawing, music, singing and arithmetic. In 1846 Charlotte decides to publish a volume of poetry, "Poems", written by herself, Emily and Anne, but they use pseudonyms. In 1847 Emily publishes "Wuthering heights" and Charlotte reveals their true identities. In 1848, at the age of thirty, Emily dies of tuberculosis.

Wuthering heights di Emily Bronte: riassunto e tematiche


PLOT. "Wuthering heights" is a story about love, hate, sorrow and death. It is narrated by, first Mr Lockwood, and Nelly Dean, the housekeeper.
At the beginning of the book, Mr Lockwood had just arrived at Thrushcross Grange as a tenant. He went to see Mr Heathcliff, the man who was renting him the house. When he arrives at Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff makes it very clear that Mr Lockwood is not welcome
Lockwood is curious about the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights and when he becomes ill he asks Nelly to tell him about them. She tells that the previous owner of the home, Mr Earnshaw, had a son, Hindley, and a daughter, Catherine. One day Mr Earnshaw brought home an orphan, Heathcliff. He soon became Mr Earnshaw's favourite and great friend of Catherine. Hindley hated him for that ad after his father's death, he started to treat Heathcliff like a servant. After some time Hindley got married with Frances; she gave birth to a child named Hareton and then she died shortly.


In the meantime Catherine met Edgar Linton, a rich man who lived with his family at Thrushcross Grange. When he asked Catherine to marry him she accepted even though she still loved Heathcliff. Catherine wanted to marry Edgar because he was rich and to help Heathcliff. In fact he was poor and she wanted to rise and place him out of her brother's power. Catherine told Nelly her decision but Heathcliff listened the conversation and he went away for four years.
When he returned, he was and educated gentleman with money and Isabella Linton, Edgar's sister, fell in love with him. One day there was a confrontation between Heathcliff and Edgar and Catherine had a breakdown and she became ill. Isabella and Heathcliff got married and they went to live at Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff started to treat Isabella badly, having his revenge on Edgar.
Catherine's illness got worse and Heathcliff went to see her. They had a passionate meeting and Catherine died that night after giving birth to Cathy.
Isabella left Heathcliff and she had a son, Linton. Hindley died leaving Heathcliff as the master of Wuthering Heights.