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Cumbres borrascosas by Emily Brontë

Cumbres borrascosas (original 1847; edition 1846)

by Emily Brontë

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Title:Cumbres borrascosas
Authors:Emily Brontë
Info:1997. Editorial Océano. 333 páginas.
Collections:Narrativa, Leído, Read but unowned
Tags:Narrativa, Novela, Ficción, Romántica, Clásico, Literatura inglesa, Siglo XIX

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i want to give this 1.5 stars but am not sure that i can.

when i first read this book (maybe in high school?) i recall liking it quite a bit, although never understanding it as a love story (and being confused, even then, with the romanticizing of heathcliff). with each subsequent reading i've liked it less and less.

so we get to this reading, in which i suffered over the first 70% of the book over the course of what seemed an interminable week and a half. there was so little to commend those pages - heathcliff has transformed, in my readings, from a pitiable child (no, he's still this) who's treatment and raising made him what he was, to a sociopath who i really didn't care to read about. the last third or so of the book was much easier, probably because it was less about heathcliff (except existentially), until the end, and more about cathy, linton, nelly, and hareton. they were all pretty equally insufferable, though, and treated each other terribly, with basically no redeeming qualities to share between them. (actually, reading that over, i feel badly that i've characterized hareton that way. he's the only person in this book, when i think of it, who had any depth of character worth speaking of, although i can't forgive him his forgiveness or his preferences, for cathy, i mean.) i really can't even say why it was more interesting to read about these characters i couldn't care less about, but i guess that's just in comparison to reading about heathcliff and catherine early on.

ok, so i really had a problem with the content (what use is it to read about privilege and gender roles like this??) and the language (it didn't flow well to me, and the dialect of joseph was particularly difficult) this time around, but still want to like it. i just really mostly didn't, and while i can appreciate the scope of the story, i had real trouble enjoying it and not judging every character for pretty much every single thing they said or did from beginning to end.

a nice passage from near the end: "He looked up, seized with a sort of surprise at her boldness, or, possibly, reminded by her voice and glance, of the person from whom the inherited it." ( )
1 vote elisa.saphier | Dec 18, 2016 |
No book has made me more grateful to have been born in the latter half of the 20th century. The writing was fine, and the story moved along, but good lord, I wanted to slap every single character upside the head at some point in the novel. Nelly, 3 weeks in bed after a walk that got her shoes and hose wet?? Catherine, who swoons, then rebounds, then swoons again based on a raised eyebrow or not very sharp word?? Don't get me started on Linton. ( )
  cnolin | Dec 13, 2016 |

I hate this book. I love this book. ( )
  moonlight_reads | Dec 11, 2016 |
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Wuthering Heights tells the tortured story of Catherine Earnshaw, the orphan Heathcliff, and the people who surround them. The story depicts a stark environment that surrounds the two soul mates and the passion that destroys almost everyone.

Wuthering Heights, published in 1847, was the only novel written by Emily Bronte. It is classified as a Victorian Gothic novel, with a strong leaning toward Byronic Romanticism. Indeed, this novel is the epitome of a Gothic Romance- tortured souls, regret, a love that surpasses time. At the time of its publishing, it was met with mixed reviews. However, in the 20th century, it was deemed a superior classic.

Emily Bronte was a masterful writer, who seems almost more in line with modern writers than those of her day. Wuthering Heights is the true model for the tortured love stories that seem to dominate the media these days. Heathcliff and Cathy are the ultimate tortured soul mates- one of the most well-known lines is when Cathy declares she is Heathcliff- meaning that they cannot live without the other.
Heathcliff proves this when his life becomes a shell when she is gone. He allows the worst parts of himself to take over and treats everyone around him worse than he was treated as a child.

I wasn't expecting to like this novel as much as I did. I tried to read it in high school, but couldn't get very far. I'd seen the movie with Laurence Olivier and thought the characters were insipid. A friend of mine and I were talking one day in April about classics and she wanted to read this, so I agreed to try it again. Boy, was I surprised. I literally couldn’t put the novel down. This book proves to me that everything deserves a second chance.
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  aharey | Nov 30, 2016 |
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"wild, confused; disjointed and improbable"
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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."
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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.
...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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"My greatest thought in living is Heathcliff. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be... Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure... but as my own being." Wuthering Heights is the only novel of Emily Bronte, who died a year after its publication, at the age of thirty. A brooding Yorkshire tale of a love that is stronger than death, it is also a fierce vision of metaphysical passion, in which heaven and hell, nature and society, are powerfully juxtaposed. Unique, mystical, with a timeless appeal, it has become a classic of English literature.

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In 19th century Yorkshire, the passionate attachment between a headstrong young girl and a foundling boy brought up by her father causes disaster for them and many others, even in the next generation.

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