by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights Resources
Emily Brontë's page on the Victorian Web. This site provides some great information on the author, as well as the cultural and historical context of her novel.
An all things Wuthering Heights site, with lots of links and pictures and a helpful family tree.
Brontë country – where the novel is set.
Movie or TV Productions
Hollywood's first version: starring Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, and David Niven. This pre-World War II version won the 1940 Oscar for best cinematography in 1940, also receiving nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction, Best Director, Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture, Best Writing, and Best Screenplay.
A very campy version directed by Spanish surrealist Luis Buñuel, in which a stormy Alejandro returns to the hacienda of his foster sister, Catalina. This version, set in the dusty hills of Mexico, is a supreme example of a director taking artistic license.
Sporting the tagline "The power, the passion, the terror of Emily Bronte's immortal story of young love," this version stars Timothy Dalton, one of the cheesier actors to play James Bond, and Anna Calder-Marshall.
France's version of the very English love story.
With big British and French star power, this interpretation advertised itself as "A passion. An obsession. A love that destroyed everyone it touched." It stars Juliette Binoche as Catherine and Ralph Fiennes as Heathcliff.
Wuthering Heights in the context of medieval Japanese folklore.
Since there haven't been enough film versions, a new one stars Quantum of Solace Bond-girl Gemma Arterton as Catherine and Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick as her dark, brooding lover. Word on the street: Natalie Portman pulled out of the starring role. Peter Webber will direct, along with the group behind the Oscar-nominated Girl With a Pearl Earring. All involved hope to profit from repeated references to Brontë's novel in the Twilight vampire saga by Stephenie Meyer.
This article from The Guardian discusses how Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights recently got a new Twilight-inspired face-lift. Not only that, but Twilight readers have sent Wuthering Heights to the top of the “literary classics” bestseller charts.
Google Books provides the full novel for free online.
A Norton Anthology of English Literature essay – from the series' online topics – that compares the Satanic and Byronic hero in Gothic and Romantic literature, among others. A great article to read if you're looking for info on how Heathcliff fits the mold of a Byronic hero.
The songstress and queen of mawkish tunes has her own take on Brontë's classic tale.
A bit overly sentimental, this is a nonetheless fascinating documentary excerpt that looks at the final years of the literary icon, from the publication of Wuthering Heights to her death at Haworth Parsonage.
Not sure what the song has to do with Wuthering Heights, but hey – inspiration is a strange creature.
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A portrait of the author.
Here's a great picture.
A great maritime artist from Illinois created an illustration of Wuthering Heights.