Jonathan Keates

Big Trouble in Little Bronte

Under the Volcano: Revolution in a Sicilian Town


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Which British hero links Mount Etna and Wuthering Heights? The answer hasn’t any connection with Heathcliff or Catherine Earnshaw, however volcanic their emotional lives, and the violent death of the figure in question occurred 42 years before the novel’s publication. Will it help if I add that but for his demise, its author might nowadays be known to us as Emily Brunty?

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