Wuthering Heights

Version: Abridged
Author: Emily Bronte
Narrator: Samuel West , Prunella Scales
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Wuthering Heights is a house on the lonely moors of Yorkshire. Here a tragic love story unfolds as Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe fall in love, but Cathy marries another man, Edgar Linton, and breaks Heathcliffe's heart. Returning years later, he takes his revenge on the Linton family. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Author Details

Author Details

Bronte, Emily

Emily BrontE (1818-1848) published "Wuthering Heights, " her only novel, under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell in 1847--a year before her death at the age of thirty. She also published a volume of poetry under that pseudonym, together with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, entitled Poems by "Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. "