Brontë had great difficulty in finding a publisher for Wuthering
Heights, which was eventually accepted on 'somewhat impoverishing'
terms by Thomas Cautley Newby. Notorious for his exploitation of
young authors, he printed just 250 copies of a book which also included
Anne Brontė's Agnes Grey, and made very little effort to
advertise the work. Their sister, Charlotte, later recalled that
the 'immature but very real powers' of Wuthering Heights
were 'scarcely recognised' at the time, although several critics
acknowledged its 'great promise'.