- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK (27 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141023546
- ISBN-13: 978-0141023540
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 3.2 x 18.1 cm
- Customer Reviews: 540 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,23,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Red Classics Wuthering Heights (Read Red) Mass Market Paperback – 27 Apr 2010
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About the Author
Emily Brontë (1818-1848) published only one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), a story of doomed love and revenge. But that single work has its place among the masterpieces of English literature. Some of her best lyrics are also rated with the best in English poetry.
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Moving on to the book... It is the best book written by Emily Bronte... It is even more popular than Jane Eyre which was written by her sister. It is a love story and what I love about this book is this beautiful setting. If you have read the book already you would know what am talking about. It also have some gothic elements . And if you want to read this book then I would ask you to read in the Fall season... Because you will just have the best time of your life reading it.
The darkest and most passionate Love story ever written... Emily Brontë weaved such a world out of her imagination that she left the generations since spellbound.. With only one Novel to her credit she has left such a mark on the world and the centuries which is not comparable.. What Love can make you do.. The loss can make you do.. The Extent to which your passion can push you... How Revenge that can burn your whole world to ground...
Heathcliff, Catherine Earnsha, Ellen Dean, Edgar Linton, Hareton Earnshaw, Isabella Linton and Catherine Linton all are memorable and grounded characters who are full with raw emotions and desires.. and how the single bond of Love beyond any redemption swirls their world in the winds created by the loss of that love in those Dark forsaken moors, is something to behold... and How Emily has characterised their personas with the countryside she has created is beyond any comparison... Go for it.. Every Reader must read it in his life...
The Penguin Cloth bound format is really good but the corners does crease over time. The Cloth Bound edition is great for collection.
So, what do I love so much about Wuthering Heights? Everything. Okay, maybe not. That wouldn't really be saying it strongly enough.
What I love about this novel is the setting; the wilderness. This is not a story about niceties and upper class propriety. This is the tale of people who aren't so socially acceptable, who live away from the strict rules of civilization - it's almost as if they're not quite from the world we know. The isolation of the setting out on the Yorkshire moors between the fictional dwellings of The Heights and Thrushcross Grange emphasizes how far removed these characters are from social norms, how unconventional they are, and how lonely they are.
This is a novel for readers who can appreciate unlikeable characters; readers who don't have to like someone to achieve a certain level of understanding of them and their circumstances. People are not born evil... so what makes them that way? What torments a man so much that he refuses to believe he has any worth? What kind of person digs up the grave of their loved one so they can see them once again? Heathcliff was not created to be liked or to earn your forgiveness. Emily Brontë simply tells his story from the abusive and unloved childhood he endured, to his obsession with the only person alive who showed him any real kindness, to his adulthood as an angry, violent man who beats his wife and imprisons the younger Cathy in order to make her marry his son.
It would be so easy to hate Heathcliff, and I don't feel that he is some dark, sexy hero like others often do. But I appreciate what Emily Brontë attempts to teach us about the cycle of violence and aggression. Heathcliff eventually becomes little more than the man he hates. By being brought up with beatings and anger he in turn unleashes it on everyone else. And Cathy is no delicate flower either. What hope did Heathcliff have when the only person he ever loved was so selfish and vindictive? But I love Emily Brontë for creating such imperfect, screwed-up characters.
This is a dark novel that deals with some very complicated people, but I think in the end we are offered the possibility of peace and happiness through Cathy (younger) and Hareton's relationship, and the suggestion that Cathy (older) and Heathcliff were reunited in the afterlife. I had an English teacher in high school that said Cathy and Heathcliff's personalities and their relationship were too much for this world and that peace was only possible for them in the next. I have no idea if this was something Ms Bronte intended, but the romantic in me likes to imagine that it's true.