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Wuthering Heights (Bantam Classics) (original 1847; edition 1981)

by Emily Bronte (Author)

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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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Title:Wuthering Heights (Bantam Classics)
Authors:Emily Bronte (Author)
Info:Bantam Classics (1983), Edition: 1st, 315 pages
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)

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I finally got around to reading Wuthering Heights, originator of the dark, handsome distant, and slightly abusive male love interest. Of course, the story is more than that, with a fairy like leading lady, and a gossipy servant telling an outsider everything and a setting that fits the story perfectly.

The book is well written, especially the locations - from the dangerous moors to the houses of the two very different families. The characters themselves were well written, and I'd say stereotypical, except that in the cases of Heathcliff and Catherine, they SET the precedence.

As for the plot, I'd sum it up as "How to raise children into absolute horrible creatures". Each of the characters were the sum of how they were raised, from Heathcliff, who was only loved by Catherine, to Linton, who was whiner who was alternately spoiled by his mother, and verbally abused by his father.

Cathrine, the instigator, is a capricious being, not understanding how her words and actions both hurt her husband and her lover.

And last, we have Ellen Dean, the old servant, who was there for the majority of the story. Ellen is quick to betray confidences, tell the new tenant the story of the family, and be extremely inconsistent in how she handles a situation.

Everybody in this story is quick to get angry, slow to forgive, and seems to only live for hurting each other. Which isn't to say you shouldn't read it, but its not the dark and steamy romance that its made out to be in popular culture. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Sep 15, 2020 |
Glad I read this, as a recent television adaptation covered too small a section to give a view of everything I had heard about Heathcliff.
  jgoodwll | Aug 30, 2020 |
I read this in college but didn't remember much of it. I confess to skimming much of the second half this time (maybe I did then, too).

It's an interesting story, vividly painted, and I don't dislike it, but I felt things started to drag after Cathy(1) died. The second generation just wasn't as compelling, and the setup for the eventual rapprochement between the family branches seemed to take forever. I don't feel that Heathcliff is supposed to "make sense" as a character, but the malevolence got wearisome after a couple of hundred pages.

Maybe I'll give it another shot in the future, and try smaller bites. It has some aspects in common with Moby-Dick that I might like to explore at some point. ( )
  RJ_Stevenson | Aug 19, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 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".
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"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."
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"We know nothing in the whole range of our fictitious literature which presents such shocking pictures of the worst forms of humanity."
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a "disagreeable story" ... the Bells "seem to affect painful and exceptional subjects"
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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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