Emily Brontė Wuthering Heights
(Newby, 1847)
Ashley 2465

 
Wuthering Heights
 
  The Novel
 
     
     
 

Emily 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'.