Wuthering Heights is a house on the lonely moors of Yorkshire. Here a tragic love story unfolds as Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe fall in love, but Cathy marries another man, Edgar Linton, and breaks Heathcliffe's heart. Returning years later, he takes his revenge on the Linton family. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the ...
Wuthering Heights is a house on the lonely moors of Yorkshire. Here a tragic love story unfolds as Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe fall in love, but Cathy marries another man, Edgar Linton, and breaks Heathcliffe's heart. Returning years later, he takes his revenge on the Linton family. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
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I was really hesitant to read this book because I read Jane Eyre in sophomore year and hated it, and I expected this to be very similar.
BUT IT'S NOT.
Emily's writing style included a lot less superfluous details than Charlotte's did, and the gothic elements actually did frighten me. The language was comparatively easier to understand, and I haven't been able to put the book down since I started.
It does begin kinda slow, but [[SPOILER ALERT idk should I even have a spoiler alert? anyway]] once Lockwood had his nightmares about Catherine, everything began picking up.
10/10 would read again and recommend
Sep 8, 2012
A must-have novel for every shelf!
I'll admit that I almost missed out on discovering what a great book this was when it was assigned for an English class, because I couldn't get in to the story. However, as my teacher went over what had happened in the chapters I was supposed to have read, curiosity took hold of me and I began to read it on my own. I was quickly enamored, and Wuthering Heights is now one of my favorite books of all time!
I definitely recommend this book to everyone, but I also recommend that weaker readers go through the book with a stronger reader (or a guide) and map out characters, lineage, etc. the first time - otherwise you may miss out on all the lovely subtleties and other elements that make this one of the greatest stories ever! Once you understand who is who and what is what, the book becomes much easier to understand, and you can better appreciate the story each time you read it again!
Apr 4, 2011
absolute tragic tale of two star crossed loversI have read this book countless times and I never tire of this story. what I find amazing is that the author emily bronte, wuthering heights was her only novel that she wrote .
Nov 26, 2010
Overrated and Depressing
I cannot believe the hype that goes along with this so-called "classic" and one on so many must-read lists. Cruel, depressing story about anything but real love. Obsession at it's worst. They don't just write drivel now, this book is proof that started long ago.
Apr 24, 2010
One of the best ever!
We had to read this book in 12th Grade. When I began reading it I thought that it was diffcult to understand, but my English teacher insisted that we read it. So I forced myself to read it and all I can say is, when I reached the end of the book I was so sad that the story had ended. This book turned out to be one of the best books I have ever read in my whole life! Read it! It's truly amazing!
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