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Wuthering Heights

Wherefore art thou, Heathcliff?

When Emily Brontë set pen to paper to write Wuthering Heights, she probably had no idea that she was about to change the face of romance forever. Heathcliff was the hot shot heard 'round the world, and almost two centuries later, even Bella Swan is reading about him.

In this detailed fifteen-lesson course, you'll get the ins and outs of this 19th-century novel, including

  • dozens of readings about vampires, ghosts, and necrophilia…oh my!
  • unique Common Core-aligned activities about obsessive love and brooding men. Leave the rainbows and butterflies at the door, folks.
  • a crash course in Gothic fiction and Romanticism.
  • a brief side trip to visit everyone's favorite Gothic dude, Edgar Allan Poe.

Course Breakdown

    Unit 1. Wuthering Heights

    Edward and Bella, meet Heathcliff and Catherine. This 15-lesson course will introduce you to the original brooding hero and give you bragging rights over all your friends who think that the whole vampire thing started with Buffy. Suckas.

  • Course Length: 3 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, College
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • College Prep
    • English
    • Literature

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