Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere ... As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge - and continues to torment those in the present. How love can transgress authority, convention, even death.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Classics, 2008.
ISBN: 9780141040356
0141040351
Branch Call Number: BRONTE E
Characteristics: liv, 353 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nestor, Pauline

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 30, 2020

Dramatic English Moor-lands characterized by barren, isolated and windswept rolling hills, provide the setting for Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Due to infertile grounds that lack sustenance for anything tall to grow, blustery and tempestuous weather frequent the moors. The plot of Wuthering Heights mirrors this weather and is surely no less turbulent. Two lovers, Catherine, and Heathcliff navigate their passionate and more often than not, ugly, relationship. Their love is powerful and raw. The nature of Catherine, Heathcliff, and those who surround them are laid bare as fondness transforms into obsession, care morphs into selfishness, and forgiveness distorts into vengeance. Though published more than a century and a half ago, Bronte’s words and characters are far more complex and bewitching than those of modern romantic texts. Whilst reading the book, I was transported to a dark and bleak land where the definition of love no longer includes kindness, but something far more intriguing and monstrous. For those who are not faint of heart, Wuthering heights is an absolute must read. @ReadingGOAT of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Byanyothername
Oct 29, 2020

Wuthering heights contains traces of the secrets that humanity never hopes to admit to itself: that an abuser is a hurt but still disgusting person, that a weak person is more disgusting for their inability to do anything, that madness is strangely enthralling and relatable, and that the mistakes of the past can never be fully fixed. Years and years of turmoil roll like fog over the moors of this story, and though there is no protagonist, no consistent line of thinking, and no hope, the beauty in a life of pain is felt deeply throughout what is definitely a haunting story like no other in existence.

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blackarrows7954
Aug 11, 2020

Wuthering Heights is a book about the love story between two households. It is told through Mr. Lockwood who learns about the history of Wuthering Heights through a long time housekeeper Mrs. Dean. I really enjoy the surprising twists and turns in the story always catching me by surprise. The story is hard to read because of the abundance of vocabulary and old English used. I think the best part of the novel is its use of descriptions. The descriptions allows me to imagine what the two fictional mansions look like. The book portrays life as an inhumane and dark place to live in. The only thing that is left after reading the book is my heart breaking and me filled with anger at the characters for abusing one another. The only thing that I think takes away from the book is the many details that I think are unnecessary, stretching out the plot too much. Other than that, I think it is a good book.

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yourevergreen
Aug 06, 2020

another day, another subpar film adaption of this encompassing classic. do yourself a favor and see for yourself why this story has persisted for so long, it cannot be translated to the screen!

takeclare Jun 20, 2020

The windswept moors of Bronte's novel are haunted with the ghosts of inherited trauma, witnesses to Heathcliffe and Catherines' dark story of obsessive love. A gothic novel of transgression, violence and passion - one that lingers.

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GroundSuppression
Jun 11, 2020

like most americans i loved an english accent and couldn't really tell the class differences. Now that I understand that the accent distinctions signal racism I no longer love an english accent. Its time to take a stand and sacrifice those aesthetics pleasures. A human life is more important than sensory pleasure.

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jpedone21
Jun 04, 2020

The novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is an amazing novel! I personally loved the mysterious and suspenseful way that Heathcliff’s strange childhood is narrated. Similarly, the different points of view of the narration also allowed me as a reader to view the novel from different perspectives, therefore, I was not biased to one view of the story. Also, the descriptive imagery about the different estates was one of the most helpful tools in order to be able to comprehend this very advanced text. It allowed me as a reader to better understand the events that happened in the course of the novel. It also aided me in understanding the large themes of the novel, such as man versus nature. Thus, Wuthering Heights is an advanced novel, therefore I would recommend readers to be approximately fifteen years or older. I would rate this book a four out of five because it is hard to follow the plot sometimes, but in all, it is a very educational and enjoyable novel.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 27, 2020

I LOVED Wuthering Heights. Despite the fact it was written in the 1800s, making the novel hard to read since people still spoke old English back then, the book is a masterpiece. It’s no wonder Wuthering Heights is considered a classic novel it has a captivating plot! From romance to horror this story has it all. The symbolism in the story is greatly used by Emily Bronte too as its set on the old wuthering moors of England and our main character just happens to be wild like the moors themselves. Ah, have to love wonderful symbolism. This book is a great novel for those with a deep passion for English and don’t mind a little old English but don’t worry because if you could survive reading Shakespeare in high school you will have no problems reading Wuthering Heights. 4.5 stars
@Celine of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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victoriadouglas135
Mar 30, 2020

Shakes you to the core. Every word is chosen carefully and it was passionate and obsessive all the way through. Highly recommend.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 05, 2019

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is a chilling novel, a cross between a classic romance and Gothic elements such as cruelty and emotional abuse. Although most of the action occurs between two houses—Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange—the story is jarring, absorbing, and intense. Heathcliff is first introduced as a pathetic and almost inhuman little orphan. Hindley, a rash and unforgiving boy, and his younger sister Catherine, spirited and mischievous, grow up together for the next ten years or so. Irreconcilable hatred grows between Hindley and Heathcliff, and a peculiar friendship that soon deepens into the strangest kind of love develops between Catherine and the latter. Wuthering Heights isn’t a domestic, pretty little book of the Victoria era: it’s grim, dark, and potentially repugnant. I found that it tested many limits, specifically as to how evil a person can be regardless of how much love is shown to them. However, courage, selflessness, and self-sacrifice were present also, as they are in real life. Perhaps, with all the crimes and horrendous actions we hear about each day from the media, Wuthering Heights is an artistic and complex meditation on raw, unfiltered human life. @StarRead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Been interested in the classics lately and Jane Erye made me so sad to finish, chose a book by the author's sister. The beginning was kind of confusing. I did not realize there was a story in another story. Lockwood has a bland narration and Healthcliff is rude, no one else really talks. Nelly's story is wonderful, in how she tells it not all the context in it . She tells how Healthcliff becomes the owner of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange and where his wealth came from. I got kind of upset how Healthcliff after all the horrible, nasty things he's done to everyone is still alive. As well, women like Bronte would not have had any physical experience of the world in such brutal ways, but she describes it so well. Not just the gruesome the pure too. Lastly, her idea two create essentially two stories in one was extremely clever. Loved how the reader gets to bounce back and forth between to narrators and the two stories become one in the end. Rating: 4.5/5
- @TreeHugger of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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jayne_priya
Jun 29, 2016

When Catherine chooses Edgar over her true lover, Heathcliff, he decides to take power over everything.

Kadie2 Aug 17, 2012

Lockwood, a new tenant, has stumbled upon his landlord and the cold house he owns. He realizes, one night when forced to spend the evening at his landlords place, that everyone and everything about the house they live in holds a story. More nosy than curious, Lockwood persues a maid to tell the haunted story of Heathcliff (the landlord) and how he came to be.

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p_gzpata9730
Jul 25, 2012

2 people that have way different back roundes but fall in love despite what evereyone says

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LuluY
Aug 15, 2011

A story within a story- 2 tales of 2 generations that fall madly in love, and the darkness that ensues because one's love is denied. This isn't some pretty love story, it's a dark yet memorable novel of how love manages to live on- despite all odds.

FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

A tale of a doomed romance between Catherine, the daughter of the house and Heathcliff a foundling.

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re_discover
Sep 10, 2017

Nelly (Ellen): "...treachery, and violence, are spears pointed at both ends- they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies" (211).

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p_gzpata9730
Jul 25, 2012

love is a sacrifice

lilybelle Jul 29, 2008

"...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"

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ladytigressa
Jun 13, 2008

"It is hard to forgive, and to look at those eyes and feel those wasted hands," he answered. "Kiss me again, and don't let me see your eyes! I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer--but yours! How can I?"

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kitten97
Aug 01, 2012

Coarse Language: There is a lot of old time coarse language used by many of the characters throughout the story.

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