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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The writing is breathtaking, the imagery flawless... - Goodreads
Story telling perfection. - Goodreads
It has a satisfying ending. - Goodreads
I've heard people say this is a love story. - Goodreads
Emily Bronte is an excellent one hit wonder writer. - Goodreads
He doesn't drive the plot but he is a real person. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

Sooooooo. . . Wuthering Heights. I'm not entirely sure where I came up with this idea, but I was under the impression that this was supposed to be some kind of epic love story. It's so not. Or, if it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob Charpentier - Goodreads

I am not necessarily prone to reading romance novels, even classics. However, this one struck a chord with me on several levels. Primarily, there's a madness seen in the writing itself that captured ... Read full review

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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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