Wuthering Heights
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Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
Literature
Aug 27, 2018
In its intense drama and disregard for orthodox morality, Wuthering Heights continues to surprise and challenge us today. To attempt to chart the web of relationships of blood, marriage, social strata, economic dependence, love, envy, hatred, and revenge that bind Catherine and Heathcliff to the book’s other characters would make Wuthering Heights sound like a story that somehow got drunk in Victorian England and ended up in the incestuous, jungly psychological precincts of Faulkner’s South. The plot is a tangle of primal feelings as palpable as the untamed landscape and tempestuous weather of the Yorkshire moors that Emily Brontë knew so well. As the couple’s destiny is derailed by prevailing ideas of convention and class, their intense desire drives them to punish each other as passionately as they long to love. Their ardor doesn’t prevail, but it does endure, with a grip on readers’ imaginations that is as baffling, buffeting, and transporting as only the most powerful emotions can be.
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Oct 28, 2018
Though I prefer Jane Eyre, I think Wuthering Heights earned its place in literary history.
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I great romance
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Also have and have read
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If for no other reason than that it is so much a part of western culture.
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Claustrophobic, compulsive, spell-binding
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Mar 29
I agree this is a classic but I did not like the way this book made me feel. The main characters in this story were not sympathetic and I just wanted to be done with them.
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