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Emily Bronte
Paperback Writers: A view from the 'Heights'

Emily Brontë died in 1848, aged 30, leaving only one published book and some poems. That book, of course, is "Wuthering Heights" (recently issued in new editions, by Penguin and HarperCollins), a novel so strange and powerful that it sinks into the reader's DNA. "1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord -- the solitary neighbor that I shall be troubled with. This is certainly a beautiful country. In all England I do not believe I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society," the book begins, narrated at first by Lockwood, the rentor of a house, Thrushcross Grange, from that "solitary neighbor"...

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