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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Wuthering Heights (1847)

by Emily Brontë

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40,02456424 (3.9)5 / 1752
The story of the stormy relationship between the mysterious Heathcliff, the beautiful and stubborn Cathy, and the people who live at Wuthering Heights.
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    sturlington: Persuasion is the antidote to Wuthering Heights.
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    Sassm: This is an offbeat recommendation, but I believe it's a good one. The White Earth is another well written book in which the landscape is closely entwined in a rather gothic tale of human interaction.
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    Dina's Book by Herbjørg Wassmo (Eustrabirbeonne)
    Eustrabirbeonne: Lord David Cecil's classification for the characters in "Wuthering Heights" - children of calm and children of storm - may be applied to Herbjorg Wassmo's book, and especially the eponymous heroine. What a child of storm we find in the tall, dark, savage, sensual, ruthless figure of Dina!… (more)
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    elizabeth.a.coates: Both have very vivid settings that are well-described
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    Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell (WildMaggie)
    WildMaggie: Rendell tells a modern tale of obsessive love similar to Bronte's classic.
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This novel is tragic and beautifully written and executed but I wish it didn't have a reputation as romantic. The link is to a song I listened to after reading, and I think they are companions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_xEVzTDN3c ( )
  erinrita | May 28, 2020 |
A Romantic Ghost Story very atmospheric. ( )
  TheStrawberryMoon | May 8, 2020 |
I have to say that I did read it for school. But unlike many people in my year, I really really liked it. Over the course of the year I read it multiple times because I liked it so much (and yes exams). I'm not entirely sure what drew me to the book... I liked the time span, the narration, the description... It's not a book I would have recognised immediately as a future favourite, it's just sort of sprung up on me. ( )
  mochibun | May 8, 2020 |
I loved every aspect of this book. Emotions of every character were beautifully shown. The story made me think can someone be so passionate about their love that they'd go to this length? Some may call Heathcliff and Cathy's love toxic but I call it ultra-passionate. It is a wonder how Emily Bronte brought such intense love story at such a young age. ( )
  distractedreader | May 1, 2020 |
I was disappointed in this classic. I was interested in the book, but the characters were presented as such extremes. This was a horrible love story, not a caring one. ( )
  suesbooks | Apr 24, 2020 |
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"In Wuthering Heights the reader is shocked, disgusted, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, and the most diabolical hate and vengeance" ... "[it is] impossible to lay it aside afterwards and say nothing about it".
added by GYKM | editDouglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper
 
"How a human being could have attempted such a book as the present without committing suicide before he had finished a dozen chapters, is a mystery. It is a compound of vulgar depravity and unnatural horrors."
added by GYKM | editGraham's Lady Magazine
 
"We know nothing in the whole range of our fictitious literature which presents such shocking pictures of the worst forms of humanity."
added by GYKM | editAtlas
 
a "disagreeable story" ... the Bells "seem to affect painful and exceptional subjects"
added by GYKM | editAthenaeum, H. F. Chorley
 

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Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Booker, NellIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bronte, CharlottePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cai, RovinaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Daiches, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dobrée, BonamyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eichenberg, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Forster, PeterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hill, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hinton, S EIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holway, Tatiana M.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jack, IanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kellendonk, FransTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lane, MargaretIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Macaulay, RoseIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Merkin, DaphneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, LucastaPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Routledge, PatriciaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Small, HelenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, PattiIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stoneman, PatsyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Timson, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, CandaceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whitley, John S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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1801—I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.
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...he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.
...my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and, if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger. I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees - my love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath - a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff- he's always, always in my mind- not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself - but, as my own being -...
...for what is not connected with her to me? and what does not recall her? I cannot look down to this floor, but her features are shaped in the flags! In every cloud, in every tree - filling the air at night, and caught by glimpses in every object, by day I am surrounded with her image! The most ordinary faces of men, and women - my own features - mock me with a resemblance. The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her!
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Penguin Australia

8 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141439556, 0141023546, 0143105434, 0141326697, 0141045205, 1846146097, 0141199083, 0734306423

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