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For questions about Wuthering Heights (1847), the novel by Emily Brontë. Use with [emily-bronte].

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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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"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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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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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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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 ...