Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Published:

1847

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300

ISBN:

0141439556

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Wuthering Heights

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Emily Brontë's only novel, this tale portrays Catherine and Heathcliff, their all-encompassing love for one another, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them both, leading Heathcliff to shun and abuse society. First published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, Wuthering Heights is considered to be a classic of English literature.

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assist him in counting his gold.

'I don't want your help,' she snapped; 'I can get them for myself.'

'I beg your pardon!' I hastened to reply.

'Were you asked to tea?' she demanded, tying an apron over her neat black frock, and standing with a spoonful of the leaf poised over the pot.

'I shall be glad to have a cup,' I answered.

'Were you asked?' she repeated.

'No,' I said, half smiling. 'You are the proper person to ask me.'

She flung the tea back, spoon and all, and resumed her chair in a pet; her forehead corrugated, and her red under-lip pushed out, like a child's ready to cry.

Meanwhile, the young man had slung on to his person a decidedly shabby upper garment, and, erecting himself before the blaze, looked down on me from the corner of his eyes, for all the world as if there were some mortal feud unavenged between us. I began to doubt whether he were a servant or not: his dress and speech were both rude, entirely devoid of the superiority observab

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Pathetic.

I did not at all like. The author was determined to make every single thing in the novel a tragedy. She kills almost every character present in starting. And, there is no love or love story. Very rough and cruel. And most importantly tough of literature is not there.

Zero Stars.
This book was actually written by Branwell Bronte, the much maligned brother - and evidence to prove this should be available soon via the 'Graphic Authorship Attribution Programme' that recently revealed J K Rowling to be the author of a detective novel!
'Branwell Bronte's Tale' available free on Kindle
best love story ever written . you can really feel the depth of emotions in some passage. some scenes are so beautifully described that u begin to feel a lump in your throat
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Fascinating story, but the end of it was disappointing to me. It seems that the author was determined to make a "happy end" and created most improbable scenario that two people who hated each other so much would fall in love and get married.
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njd
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In spite of its age, the direct language makes it quite accessible to a modern audience.
It's unfairly characterized as a love story - it's really a hate story: hate and revenge; and what Heathcliff feels for Cathy is more of an unstoppable obsession that makes him gloat in the destruction of anyone who stood between him and her.
I keep coming back to this one, because the depth of emotion in the characters makes many passages a joy to read again and again.
Though some call it a proper romance and some-- 'ill-fated'. But my judgment would be that it is special genre of both of them. This book is one of the precious classics I would say, and will tender your heart and going through this book you might experience some feelings that never had.

One of the extra-ordinary book ever written, and only one of Emily Bronte.
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Tigermelon
5
The first time I picked up this book I really struggled through the initial 50 pages. It was such a strange situation with so many unfamiliar characters, that I thought I would have to just give up.

Thankfully I didn't (it wasn't as complicated as I had thought) and it is now my favorite novel, read many times over. Dark and relentless--a true masterpiece of Gothic fiction.