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Wuthering Heights

by Ebronte, Emily Bronte

May 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Wuthering Heights is rated 3.5556 out of 5 by 9.
Published in 1847, WUTHERING HEIGHTS was not well received by the reading public, many of whom condemned it as sordid, vulgar, and unnatural--and author Emily Bronte went to her grave in 1848 believing that her only novel was a failure. It was not until 1850, when WUTHERING HEIGHTS received a second printing with an introduction by Emily''s sister Charlotte, that it attracted a wide readership. And from that point the reputation of the book has never looked back. Today it is widely recognized as one of the great novels of English literature.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: May 1, 2014

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848373201

ISBN - 13: 9781848373204

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eight Bookcases Check out my review of Bronte's work on my blog at: http://8bookcases.blogspot.ca/2012/08/wuthering-heights-by-emily-bronte.html
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "masterpiece" I think that this is a masterpiece that will be timeless. The characters are all all very complex and have their own uniqueness. Once you have understood what Heathcliff went through, you can give a little room for sympathy towards him. And Catherine deserves props for her crucial role. An all-around compelling story.overall it's a must read!
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Characters Live Within Us Wuthering Heights is a story that may be of difficult context but is an emotional read. The way the author tells the story is so uniquley done, she uses switches of narration that gives readers a deeper perspective of events. Although the story starts a bit slow and may be a tad confusing, I became attatched to the characters and an eagerness to finish the book overcame me. Bronte writes so that the reader may feel the emotion that the characters feel, explaining in detail each stage of emotion they experience. Lastly, yes, the events within the book may seem unrelenting but the writer does a great job at connecting the story's beginning and end, bringing it full circle.
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Challenging Classic This was a very difficult read. I have read classics before and was aware that the old english would be a little challenging and possibly confusing, however, I didn't expect the lack of interest I had while reading Wuthering Heights, especially since I had high expectations with it being a classic romance novel. I found that the story just couldn't hold my attention, everything was quite slow and took way too long to progress. This made it even harder to read because I kept putting the book down. Also, I found the switching between the first person telling the story and the third person narrative became quite confusing to follow. Don't get me wrong, the plot itself is heartwrenching, romantic, and terribly tragic and makes for a very good story, I just didn't enjoy it.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to get into, but worth the time! I've read a few classics, but this was by far one of the hardest to get into. It started out quite slow and I had a hard time continuing to read it. I found that I had to actually draw out a family tree to keep the characters straight in my head. Eventually the pace quickens and it becomes difficult to put down. You can't help wanting to know more about these characters and what will happen to them. That being said, I have never read a book with so many terrible people. Some of them had some redeeming qualities, but overall most of them were quite distasteful. The end proved to be what I had hoped for and made some of the characters seem better in my eyes. Overall, this was a great book, well told in a perspective that is uncommon yet effective.
Date published: 2011-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling This book gives life to some of the most intriguing characters I've ever experienced. The only one, really, that I hated was Joseph - and that was simply because I couldn't understand a single bloomin' word he said! Heathcliff, despite his evilness, is still one of the most fascinating and lovable characters ever created. A suspenseful, romantic, mysterious, and completely enthralling classic read that I hated to put down. I can't believe it has taken me eighteen years to discover it! Highly recommended to anyone that is interested in suspenseful romance.
Date published: 2011-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ...recommended This book was my first attempt at reading a Classic and sticking with it. I wont lie I put it down at first because it starts off slow and it is very difficult to follow who's who. Having said that there is a very helpful family tree in the beginning. Once you get the lay of the land as it were its a very difficult book to put down and you find yourself wanting to know more about what happens to these people. I highly recommend this and may even read it again.
Date published: 2010-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trouble in Paradise More interesting than I thought it was going to be. This is a classic and for good reason, the plot and story are really well thoguht out. The only issue I had was that it was really slow pace. Howver, I did enjoy the perspective it was told in, not someone you'd ever expect. Worth reading if you have the time, but you have to be patient.
Date published: 2009-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dated and somewhat tedious I really don't see why this book remains so popular. The over-riding atmosphere is melodramatic, and the pace is labourous. Too much talk, too little plot. I can't give it less than 3 stars stars because it is after all a recognized classic. A woman's book through and through. It's greatest quality is that it is of interest to the student of the history of English literature.
Date published: 2009-02-27

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Wuthering Heights

by Ebronte, Emily Bronte

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: May 1, 2014

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848373201

ISBN - 13: 9781848373204

From the Publisher

Published in 1847, WUTHERING HEIGHTS was not well received by the reading public, many of whom condemned it as sordid, vulgar, and unnatural--and author Emily Bronte went to her grave in 1848 believing that her only novel was a failure. It was not until 1850, when WUTHERING HEIGHTS received a second printing with an introduction by Emily''s sister Charlotte, that it attracted a wide readership. And from that point the reputation of the book has never looked back. Today it is widely recognized as one of the great novels of English literature.

About the Author

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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