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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) (original 1847; edition 2002)

by Emily Bronte (Author), Pauline Nestor (Author), Lucasta Miller (Preface)

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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 (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Emily Bronte (Author)
Other authors:Pauline Nestor (Author), Lucasta Miller (Preface)
Info:Penguin Classics (2002), Edition: Revised, 416 pages
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One of those books perfectly in tune with my adolescent emotions when I read it in high school. Especially effective when read on stormy fall evenings. ( )
  HenrySt123 | Jul 19, 2021 |
Ich glaube, das ist so ein man-liebt-es-oder-man-hasst-es Ding mit diesem Buch, oder? Ich akzeptiere total, wenn jemand hier einen Klassiker sieht und von der großen Liebe zwischen Cathy und Heathcliff schwärmt und was es nicht sonst noch alles zu entdecken gibt. Mich hat das Buch und die Geschichte und vor allem die Reihe an komplett unsympathischen Menschen dran zum größten Teil nur genervt. Ich weiß ich bin nicht die Einzige, die das so sieht, aber wir sind glaube ich in der Minderheit. Auch gut. Nee, also, das war nix. Und Heathcliff ist für mich alles, aber keine anschmachtenswerte Person. Ein sehr verbitterter Mensch, durch das Leben geprägt, darauf aus, allen so wehzutun, wie man ihm wehgetan hat, trifft es schon eher. Was ja für eine Story kein Problem sein muss. Aber mich hat's weniger gepackt als genervt. Sorry. ( )
  Heidi64 | Jul 18, 2021 |
hb ( )
  5083mitzi | Jul 1, 2021 |
For some reason, I could never make myself read this book, perhaps because of an ancient movie based on it. It was a wonderful, terrible story and for one who cries easily, a tear jerker! That being said, it's a wonderful book and this Audible edition was very well done.

Famous, all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them.

Today considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights was met with mixed reviews when it first appeared, mainly because of the narrative's stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty.

Joanne Froggatt did a wonderful job narrating, although the Yorkshire accent of the servant, Joseph, was very hard to follow. ( )
  Gmomaj | Jun 27, 2021 |
wild love of Heathcliff
  ritaer | Jun 6, 2021 |
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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"
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
Exell, FredCover designersecondary 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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Macaulay, RoseIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Merkin, DaphneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, LucastaPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nestor, PaulineEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Small, HelenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Stoneman, PatsyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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