Wuthering Heights

Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848 (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Penguin Putnam
Published a year before her death at the age of thirty, Emily Brontë’s only novel is set in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors. Depicting the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with an instinct for poetry and for the dark depths of human psychology.

Baker & Taylor
The passionate love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors.

Blackwell North Amer
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.
In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bronte Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This complements Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background.

Authors: Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848
Statement of Responsibility: Emily Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Pauline Nestor ; preface by Lucasta Miller
Title: Wuthering Heights
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003
Characteristics: liv, 353 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction Rejection (Psychology) Fiction Yorkshire (England) Fiction Rural families Fiction Foundlings Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Love stories
Topical Term: Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Rejection (Psychology)
Rural families
Additional Contributors: Nestor, Pauline
LCCN: 2003265780
ISBN: 0141439556
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC B
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Another title she remembered fondly from high school.

Heathcliff! The ultimate tragic romantic hero or a cruel and vindictive villain?

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Jan 03, 2014
  • danielestes rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Wuthering Heights came highly recommended, but I just don't see it. There's clever writing all throughout from Emily Brontë though that alone is rarely good enough to keep me engaged. Mostly this is a book of irritating people being generally bothersome. I'm sure I'm completely missing the larger literary importance here since this is one of the classics, but for now I'm not impressed.

Jul 08, 2013
  • sabita9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the fifth time I'm reading this awesome book by Emily Bronte. I always get a new astonishing meaning from a different part when I re read. You will enjoy this book about revenge and heartache.

Jul 06, 2013
  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

...2 stars is the average rating?? What the heck. I thought this book was great, not hard to comprehend at all. I loved Healthcliff and Catherine. My only complaint is that the second half of the book was kind of dull, but that's just because I felt apathetic towards the Cathy+Hareton pairing.

Jun 19, 2013
  • GerryD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Considered one of the Top 10 classic novels (my #9) of the western world. This dark novel is the best of a series of great novels written by female authors (others being Jane Austin, Mary Shelley, and Charlotte Bronte) in England during the early to mid 1800's, a period when women were not 'encouraged' to write novels. In many cases, their works were often published under a different name. See my GerryD Lists for other great novels.

Aug 24, 2012
  • biddies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

extremely well written with characters that you can't help but hate

Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I hate this book so much. Never have I ever read or come upon anything as evil as Heathcliff is. It made my heart ache to know the things he did, the way he thought. I, in all my hate, could not put the book down, however. Its captivating.

Aug 01, 2012
  • kitten97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wuthering Heights has a very complicated plot line. I got confused quite a bit near the beginning and the points between switching narrators could often be unclear. I found though it was a well written book, but the motives for the characters were quite creepy.

Jul 25, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i really like the story line but what happened in the end was crazy

Jul 24, 2012
  • pinkeye rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the greatest books ever written.The love between Heathcliff and Catherine is maybe the only good thing about either one of them, and it destroys them and everyone around them. Beautiful story.

Jul 13, 2012
  • laurakgrimm rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Could become confusing at times, but it was written using a beautiful style. It wasn't my cup of tea, but not bad either.

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Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lockwood, a new tenant, has stumbled upon his landlord and the cold house he owns. He realizes, one night when forced to spend the evening at his landlords place, that everyone and everything about the house they live in holds a story. More nosy than curious, Lockwood persues a maid to tell the haunted story of Heathcliff (the landlord) and how he came to be.

Jul 25, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

2 people that have way different back roundes but fall in love despite what evereyone says

Aug 15, 2011
  • LuluY rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A story within a story- 2 tales of 2 generations that fall madly in love, and the darkness that ensues because one's love is denied. This isn't some pretty love story, it's a dark yet memorable novel of how love manages to live on- despite all odds.

A tale of a doomed romance between Catherine, the daughter of the house and Heathcliff a foundling.


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Aug 01, 2012
  • kitten97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: There is a lot of old time coarse language used by many of the characters throughout the story.


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Jul 25, 2012
  • p_gzpata9730 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love is a sacrifice

Jul 29, 2008
  • lilybelle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"...I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind--not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being"


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