A powerful gothic tale of passion, romance and unrequited love. The title of this gothic thriller is taken from the barren, wild moors of Yorkshire where the doomed love of Catherine and Heathcliff is played out in a capricious landscape. In Bronte's bold narrative, the unfortunate, headstrong Heathcliff is brought into the household as a young boy by the owner Mr Earnshaw, to live as brother to his two children, Catherine and Hindley. This sets in motion a train of events that has captivated readers and film-makers alike, ...
A powerful gothic tale of passion, romance and unrequited love. The title of this gothic thriller is taken from the barren, wild moors of Yorkshire where the doomed love of Catherine and Heathcliff is played out in a capricious landscape. In Bronte's bold narrative, the unfortunate, headstrong Heathcliff is brought into the household as a young boy by the owner Mr Earnshaw, to live as brother to his two children, Catherine and Hindley. This sets in motion a train of events that has captivated readers and film-makers alike, with its bold emotions, strident language, agonising deaths and the psychological self-torture of the main characters, a fate that that consigns them ultimately to an eternity of pain. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.
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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