Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights


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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë









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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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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.
I never wanted to read it in the first place, but when I did, I found it containing everything I wanted- violence, drama, love and unforgiveness.....
finally you feel glad you are not a part of this drama, but could witness it.
I avoided reading this book growing up because it was well..... written by a woman and frequently described with words like "all-encompassing love" and "unresolved passion" while completing lacking in words like courage, adventure, amazing or anything well.... male like.

Well if you are a male and avoided this book for similar reasons. It's like powerful, gothic, morbid, determined, unrelenting, or to put it another way, it has many redeeming features despite it's subject matter.

Last, if I ever were to meet Emily Bronte in an after life ....I wouldn't mess with her.

typical long winded, cliched and un-creative victorian romance
only spiced up a little with heathcliffe raping cathy
and even that isnt described, victorians were too PC

Emily Brontë's novel opens the mind to the complexity of society and family heriatge. Explores masculinity and femininity. Heathcliff's desire for revenge and his perseverance to obtain, what he never had and what he seeks in love and life. It demostrates the rippel effect of life and how it can destroy generations in succession. The power of emotions and the naivety of man. The magnitude of education on society and societal roles. How life can destroy and produce life, the parrallality of is nature.
The law of entail is the source of next generation hurt and Heathcliff's power. It should be understood; the law almost enslaved woman. Jefferson wrote against it in Notes on the State of Virginia. The story-telling technique is very third-hand, yet achieves beautiful insight. There is no sex, of course; how heathcliff gets his money is unstated. So the story is not too realistic.

This is a great read, the story is absorbing and the setting and characters so vivid you'll feel like you were there and you knew them. I don't think you can really give a book more praise!
One of my favourite love stories of all time.
The whole beauty of the story lies in its doomed beginning and tragic ending. I would not have Catherine and Heathcliff any other way. Somehow the story of their unfulfilled love makes more sense than it would if they were together.
A definite must read!!!
It was the best novel I have ever read, it was like a dream I have lived in, splendid, marvalous , incredible writer.