You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE.Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature....
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Wuthering Heights Reviews
Well, well, well…
Hell should not be a surprise. We live surrounded by the notion that it threatens us all at the end of our days. What I did not expect was to find it in this book. My delusion had made me avoid reading Wuthering Heights for years. I had thought it was a passionate, histrionic and corny love story draped in gothic garb.
But this was evil on earth, with Bosch’s horrid Tree-Man reappearing under the name of Heathcliff, swallowing into its vile frame anything that dared approach it ...more
Believe it or not, not a fan.
The story itself is unique & very original, a precursor for many Victorian thrillers and haunted house spectaculars. But there was no engine in my brain to ease down the process; reading this is like reading something that is altogether MANDATORY. I guess its a classic because enough people have read it to distinguish it from better books.
The character of Heathcliff is a vampire who sucks the life out of everyone in the household at Wuthering Heights & its ne ...more
I read this book for my AP Literature class. I loved the teacher, loved the subject matter, and loved pretty much everything else we had read, so I had high hopes for this book. I must say, I made a genuine and sincere effort to like this book, I really did. I got half way through with no hope in sight, yet I perservered, hoping the second half would show promise in the next generation. No such luck. Although nothing tops the finale "love scene" between Heathcliff and Katherine, with Heathcliff ...more
HP Lovecraft ubicaba este libro entre los mejores del género del terror. Para él, el hecho de que Heathcliff profanara dos veces la tumba de Catalina era tremendo. También nos da una idea del punto sin retorno al que el amor nos puede llevar.
Esta historia tuvo características emblemática, poderosa y revolucionaria para la época en que se escribió. Emily Brontë solamente escribió este libro, pero adquirió su gloria eterna al relatarnos una tormentosa e inolvidable historia de amor que sale de tod ...more
902. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
ووترینگ هایتز؛ بلندیهای بادگیر؛ بلندیهای بادخیز؛ - امیلی برونته (نگاه ، جامی) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه جولای سال 1977 میلادی؛ بار دوم: سال 1998 میلادی؛ سومین بار در ماه می سال 2007 میلادی
عنوانها: تندباد حوادث یا ووترینگ هایتز؛ بلندیهای بادخیز؛ بلندیهای بادخیز (وودرینگ هایتز)؛ بلندیهای بادگیر؛ بلندیهای بادگیر (وادرینگ هایتز)؛ بلندیهای بادگیر (عشق هرگز نمیمیرد)؛ بلندیهای بادگیر (وادرینگ هایتس)؛ بلندیهای بادگیر یا عشق هرگز نمیمیرد؛ به رزاییه کانی بهربا؛ عش ...more
I've tried it three times. I know people are obsessed with it. I hate everyone in the book - and I just can't care about a book where I actually hate the characters.
And, sure, I get the interpretation that as terrible as Heathcliff and Cathy are, it's their love that redeems them, and isn't that romantic.
Certain novels come to you with pre-packaged expectations. They just seem to be part of literature's collective unconscious, even if they are completely outside of your own cultural referents. I, for instance, who have no particular knowledge of--or great love for--romantic, Anglo-Gothic fiction, came to Wuthering Heights with the assumption that I was picking up a melancholy ghost story of thwarted, passionate love and eternal obsession. Obsession turned out to be only accurate part of this pre ...more
I approached this book expecting to read about a beautiful and tragic love story: instead, I came across an intensive hate story, a revenge tale - but love was nowhere to be found. Actually, let me state this better: there was love at first... but it was the mere beginning, the catalyst. Love was there only to encompass all the hatred, to imprison it. It was not love itself, but solely a small and transparent bottle with a beautiful "love" inscription engraved on it - in a lovely calligraphy wit ...more