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Wuthering Heights Historical Context

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on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Wuthering Heights Historical Context

Historical Context and Surrounding Events Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights: Key Facts. The Victorian Age ::Wuthering Heights was written in the literary
Period called the Victorian Age.
:The Victorian Age was from 1819 to 1901.

The Victorian Age: Continued...! ::Just four years before Victoria assumed reign, slavery was abolished in the British Empire.
:This however was only a ban on the slave trade, not on owning slaves.

Wuthering Heights takes place in Yorkshire, England.

It takes place during the late 18th to early 19th century.

The author, Emily Bronte, used the pen name "Ellis Bell" so readers would not be gender-biased.

Genre: Romanticism, Gothic, Realism. ( I.e: Complicated and mysterious family relationships, House full of secrets, Etc.) http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/Images/richard's%20review%20iamges/books/wuthering-heights.jpg ::This was the time of Queen Victoria's reign, and was a time of peace, prosperity, and confidence for Britain.
:This era is greatly associated with the practice of social restraint.
:For instance, there was very little crime tolerated during this period. ::While Queen Victoria was ruling, the economy changed from predominantly agricultural to a factory economy.
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