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Questions about the English novelist and poet Emily Jane Brontë (1818 – 1848) and her works. She used the pseudonym Ellis Bell and is best known for her novel Wuthering Heights.

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What was the ethnicity of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights?

Though he was brought home by Mr. Earnshaw following a journey to Liverpool, there is no definitive answer to his ethnicity. Liverpool by 1740 had surpassed Bristol and London as the slave-trading ...
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What is "the sin that no Christian need pardon"?

Towards the beginning of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Mr. Lockwood has a dream where he is sitting at a sermon by a Jabes Branderham. At a certain point, in this dream, he decides to accuse Jabes ...
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"sud more likker" - how to parse this?

I recently had a non-native English speaker ask me for help understanding this passage from Wuthering Heights: 'Have you found Heathcliff, you ass?' interrupted Catherine. 'Have you been looking for ...
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Complicated name features in Wuthering Heights

In Wuthering Heights, Catherine Earnshaw and her daughter Catherine Linton constantly change their names and created confusion as to who is who. And you would all have read the part where Lockwood ...
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Was Heathcliff intentionally made a Byronic Hero?

It is often said that Heathcliff makes for the perfect example for a Byronic Hero. Did Emily Brontë purposely write him that way?
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Why does Hindley claim to have crammed Kenneth head first into a bog?

In Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, during Ellen's story to Mr. Lockwood, there's a scene where Hindley, in a drunken rage, threatens to kill her, and claims to have killed Kenneth (the local doctor):...
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Paragraph from Wuthering Heights: "Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold..."

Wuthering Heights, beginning of chapter 2. Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold. I had half a mind to spend it by my study fire, instead of wading through heath and mud to Wuthering Heights. On ...
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What is the metre of "High Waving Heather" by Emily Bronte?

I really like "High Waving Heather" by E. Bronte: High waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending, Midnight and moonlight and bright shining stars, Darkness and glory rejoicingly blending, ...
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