Wuthering Heights (Google eBook)

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Arc Manor LLC, Oct 1, 2007 - Fiction - 252 pages
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Emily Bronte's only novel appeared to mixed reviews in 1847, a year before her death at the age of thirty. In the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, and in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors of its setting, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with a disregard for convention, an instinct for poetry and for the dark depths of human psychology that make it one of the greatest novels of passion ever written.
  

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Their love story is not what the common love story is. - Goodreads
It's a gloomy depiction of dysfunction. - Goodreads
Atleast Harethon and Cathy has a happy ending though. - Goodreads
It's not a love story. - Goodreads
Despite all that, the plot is decent. - Goodreads
Totally NOT a love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

This is the tale of Heathcliff and Catherine who fall in love as children. Circumstances and childish behavior prevent them from being together, creating unredeemable misery. Catherine dies very young ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Kelly - Goodreads

3.5 stars. I enjoyed this classic read, considering it is my 2nd classic I have read. I have struggled to read this book in the past, but I felt ready to read it. I struggled with some of the language ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Emily Bronte, the sister of Charlotte, shared the same isolated childhood on the Yorkshire moors. Emily, however, seems to have been much more affected by the eerie desolation of the moors than was Charlotte. Her one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), draws much of its power from its setting in that desolate landscape. Emily's work is also marked by a passionate intensity that is sometimes overpowering. According to English poet and critic Matthew Arnold, "for passion, vehemence, and grief she had no equal since Byron." This passion is evident in the poetry she contributed to the collection (Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell) published by the Bronte sisters in 1846 under male pseudonyms in response to the prejudices of the time. Her passion reached far force, however, in her novel, Wuthering Heights. Bronte's novel defies easy classification. It is certainly a story of love, but just as certainly it is not a "love story". It is a psychological novel, but is so filled with hints of the supernatural and mystical that the reader is unsure of how much control the characters have over their own actions. It may seem to be a study of right and wrong, but is actually a study of good and evil. Above all, it is a novel of power and fierce intensity that has gripped readers for more than 100 years.

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