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Wuthering Heights An alternate cover for this isbn can be found hereLockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before of the intense relationship between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and how Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class As Heathcliff s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the pastEmily Bront s only novel, a work of tremendous and far reaching influence, the Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights is the definitive edition of the text, edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bront Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bront onwards This complements Pauline Nestor s introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bront s influences and backgroundEmily Bront , along with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, was one of the most significant literary figures of the th century She wrote just one strikingly innovative novel, Wuthering Heights, but was also a gifted and intense poet Wuthering Heights is commonly thought of as romantic , but try rereading it without being astonished by the comfortableness with which Bront s characters subject one another to extremes of physical and psychological violence Jeanette Winterson As a first novel, there is very little that can compare to it Even Shakespeare took over a decade to reach the clifftop extremities of King Lear Sarah Waters


10 thoughts on “Wuthering Heights

  1. says:

    This is my favourite book I do not say that lightly I ve read quite a lot from all different genres but this is my favourite book Of all time Ever The ladies over at The Readventurer kindly allowed me to get my feelings of utter adoration for Wuthering Heights off my chest in their Year of the Classics feature, but I now realise it s time I poste


  2. says:

    I understand why many people hate this book Catherine and Heathcliff are monstrous Monstrous You won t like them because they are unlikable They are irrational, self absorbed, malicious and pretty much any negative quality you can think a person is capable of possessing without imploding They seek and destroy and act with no thought to consequence


  3. says:

    I never expected this book to be as flagrantly, unforgivably bad as it was.To start, Bronte s technical choice of narrating the story of the primary characters by having the housekeeper explain everything to a tenant 20 years after it happened completely kills suspense and intimacy The most I can say is that to some extent this functions as a devic


  4. says:

    I ve tried it three times I know people are obsessed with it I hate everyone in the book and I just can t care about a book where I actually hate the characters.And, sure, I get the interpretation that as terrible as Heathcliff and Cathy are, it s their love that redeems them, and isn t that romantic.No.


  5. says:

    Certain novels come to you with pre packaged expectations They just seem to be part of literature s collective unconscious, even if they are completely outside of your own cultural referents I, for instance, who have no particular knowledge of or great love for romantic, Anglo Gothic fiction, came to Wuthering Heights with the assumption that I was p


  6. says:

    all i care about in this goddamn life are me, my drums, and you if you don t know that quote, you re probably too young to be reading this and isn t it past your bedtime or shouldn t you be in school or something but that quote, hyper earnest cheese that is romance wuthering heights is somethingdangerous than romance it s one long protracted retaliati


  7. says:

    O God It is a long fight, I wish it were over How can I find and put together the suitable words and write a review about one of the most iconic creations in World Literature One of those books that provoke such intense feelings that either you worship them or you utterly hate them There is no middle ground Every year, I revisit Wuthering Heights for t


  8. says:

    Ah the classics Everybody can read their own agenda in them So, first a short plot guide for dinner conversations when one needs to fake acculturation, and then on to the critics view A woman 1 is in love with her non blood brother 2 but marries her neighbor 3 whose sister 4 marries the non blood brother 2 their 1,3 daughter 5 marries their 2,4 son 6 me


  9. says:

    If you think that spitefulness is romantic, and that people destroying their lives is dramatic, go ahead and read this book But don t say I didn t warn you.


  10. says:

    This is a review I never imagined I d write This is a book I was convinced I d love I just have to face the facts, Emily is no Charlotte.I m going to start with the positives The characterisation of Heathcliff is incredibly strong He is a man who is utterly tormented by the world As a gypsy boy he is dark skinned and dark haired, and to the English this r


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