How Was Wuthering Heights Received by the Public?


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Under what author's name was Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights originally published?

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1. To what other novel did many original reviewers negatively compare Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights?

2. The rumor that Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights was savaged by its initial reviewers was started by what person?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out about the public reception of Wuthering Heights and test what you know about its lukewarm acclaim. Test questions will cover areas such as the original pen name of the book's author and another novel that was associated with the book's criticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the following study goals:

  • Recognize who initiated the concept of the book first being ill-received
  • Identify the factual reception of the book when it was first published
  • Name the date of the book's republication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Wuthering Heights' public reception
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name under which the book was first published
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the book was initially received by the public

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the critical reception of the book via the lesson entitled How Was Wuthering Heights Received by the Public? Use the following guidelines to help you study:

  • Assess what is said about the book's reception in various biographies on the author
  • Analyze the Bronte family
  • Recognize their pseudonyms
  • Identify the common thread in reviews of the book
  • Determine how Emily's sister rewrote her history