Emily Bronte Reappraised

Emily Brontë’s incomparable Wuthering Heights is, for many of us, one of our most cherished novels, with the character of Heathcliff being the ultimate romantic hero – and villain. It is a work that has bewitched us for almost 200 years. But Emily herself remains an enigmaticfigure, often painted unfairly in a negative light.

So Emily Brontë Reappraised conjures a new image of the great writer by looking at her afresh from the vantage point of the new millennium. It’s a biography with a twist, taking in the themes of her life and work – her feminism, her passion for the natural world – as well as the art she has inspired, and even the “fake news” stories about her. What we discover is that she was, in fact, a thoroughly modern woman. And now, in the 21st century, it’s time for the real Emily Brontë to please stand up.


Praise for Claire O’Callaghan’s previous books:

“Unpicks the nuances ... with sensitive political and literary insight.” Times Literary Supplement

“Important... original ... a highly readable and valuable collection.” Mary Evans, London School of Economics

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Publication Date

June 2018