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Posted: 19 February 2011 at 3:03am | IP Logged
Greetings!

Lately, I had been wanting to read Wuthering Heights which has been authored by Emily Bronte, has anybody of you read it? If yes, please review so I get a copy for myself. Big smile

Hoping for reviews. 

-Kankshita

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Posted: 19 February 2011 at 3:55pm | IP Logged
I wanted to read it, but i never got a chance to :/
But i think its really good! You should read it

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Posted: 20 February 2011 at 2:39am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Sweetu.Baby

I wanted to read it, but i never got a chance to :/
But i think its really good! You should read it
I think so too. Thanks, anyway. I'd download it sometime soon. Big smile

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Posted: 20 February 2011 at 9:45am | IP Logged
huh u cn easily gt it well i hv my copy but i hv exams so went upto 20 pages and halted its a classicc so if u luv classic its awesum nd if not thn its boringg
those witty read between the liness are quite impressive
and its quite bold fr a novel published then

i cnt gv u a review but sure amazon cn so read it here the reviews frm an amazon reader no credits to me

the weathering heights
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.

Even so, WUTHERING HEIGHTS continues to divide readers. It is not a pretty love story; rather, it is swirling tale of largely unlikeable people caught up in obsessive love that turns to dark madness. It is cruel, violent, dark and brooding, and many people find it extremely unpleasant. And yet--it possesses a grandeur of language and design, a sense of tremendous pity and great loss that sets it apart from virtually every other novel written.

The novel is told in the form of an extended flashback. After a visit to his strange landlord, a newcomer to the area desires to know the history of the family--which he receives from Nelly Deans, a servant who introduces us to the Earnshaw family who once resided in the house known as Wuthering Heights. It was once a cheerful place, but Old Earnshaw adopted a "Gipsy" child who he named Heathcliff. And Catherine, daughter of the house, found in him the perfect companion: wild, rude, and as proud and cruel as she. But although Catherine loves him, even recognizes him as her soulmate, she cannot lower herself to marry so far below her social station. She instead marries another, and in so doing sets in motion an obsession that will destroy them all.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS is a bit difficult to "get into;" the opening chapters are so dark in their portrait of the end result of this obsessive love that they are somewhat off-putting. But they feed into the flow of the work in a remarkable way, setting the stage for one of the most remarkable structures in all of literature, a story that circles upon itself in a series of repetitions as it plays out across two generations. Catherine and Heathcliff are equally remarkable, both vicious and cruel, and yet never able to shed their impossible love no matter how brutally one may wound the other.

As the novel coils further into alcoholism, seduction, and one of the most elaborately imagined plans of revenge it gathers into a ghostly tone: Heathcliff, driven to madness by a woman who is not there but who seems reflected in every part of his world--dragging her corpse from the grave, hearing her calling to him from the moors, escalating his brutality not for the sake of brutality but so that her memory will never fade, so that she may never leave his mind until death itself. Yes, this is madness, insanity, and there is no peace this side of the grave or even beyond.

It is a stunning novel, frightening, inexorable, unsettling, filled with unbridled passion that makes one cringe. Even if you do not like it, you should read it at least once--and those who do like it will return to it again and again.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer


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Posted: 21 February 2011 at 7:06am | IP Logged
If you read it, let me know how it is (:

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Posted: 21 February 2011 at 7:12am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Sweetu.Baby

If you read it, let me know how it is (:
Sure, and I think that'd happen soon. Its been a month, I dint read anything after all. LOL

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I've read it and it is one of the best books you'll ever read in your life. The many shades of Heathcliff, the protagonist, ahhhh... A Masterpiece!

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