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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

The name Wuthering Heights sounded appealing...Besides I'd read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. To be upfront with how I felt on finishing the book: I felt rather disappointed. It was an interesting read. The problem I had is that I didn't really have any characters to like. You know how some books or movies have these adorable, brave, beautiful or otherwise worthy characters for whom you as the reader develop a regard. This was not like that. The history of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange covered some three generations causing some confusion since names were similiar or identical at some points. Mainly though when I was getting on a likely basis with the young Cathy Linton she goes through her transformation on becoming Mrs. Heathcliff and then further when her relationship with Hareton Earnshaw changed so drastically...

It is certainly a classic book and a good read, I just don't find it one to become particularly attached to. I bought it to take on a trip (for airport reading) and it will join Jane Eyre on my book shelf but not exactly the same place in my reading heart...


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6:57 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Hey VFD, I'm glad to see you're posting again :) I've been wondering if my RSS feed to your blog was broken!

So would you recommend Wuthering Heights on the basis of its being a classic?

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Alillia said...

Hey Its me Alillia, I too was dissatisfied with Wuthering Heights. I didn't like any of the characters and when I was finished I was slightly depressed. It was a very dark book. Hope to hear from you soon. :)

8:55 PM  
Blogger Volunteer Fomenting Delineation said...

Ah...Hi there everybody! Yeah I'm sure my blog appeared broken. Perhaps it'll stay slightly more up-to-date in the next few weeks.

Sure, Michael I'd recommend it for the fact that it is a classic. That's why I picked it up. It just reminded me that there are books that I find myself displeased with. Kind of unfair to the characters but at the end I wished Hareton would've stayed crude and Cathy and Mr. Lockwood (the narrator) would have formed a relationship.

I meant to write you Alillia when I got back from my world travels (I got your email shortly before I commenced them) but obviously didn't. I am now reminded!

12:50 PM  

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