Wuthering Heights (Modern Library Classics)
Introduction by Diane Johnson Commentary by George Henry Lewes, Virginia Woolf, and E. M. Forster Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847, the year before the author’s death at the age of thirty, endures today as perhaps the most powerful and intensely original novel in the English language.... show more
Introduction by Diane Johnson Commentary by George Henry Lewes, Virginia Woolf, and E. M. Forster Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847, the year before the author’s death at the age of thirty, endures today as perhaps the most powerful and intensely original novel in the English language. The epic story of Catherine and Heathcliff plays out against the dramatic backdrop of the wild English moors, and presents an astonishing metaphysical vision of fate and obsession, passion and revenge. “Only Emily Brontë,” V. S. Pritchett said, “exposes her imagination to the dark spirit.” And Virginia Woolf wrote, “Hers . . . is the rarest of all powers. She could free life from its dependence on facts . . . by speaking of the moor make the wind blow and the thunder roar.” This edition also includes Charlotte Brontë’s original Introduction. INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE
Publish date: November 28th 2000
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
‘Seven days glided away, every one marking its course by the henceforth rapid alteration of Edgar Linton’s state. The havoc that months had previously wrought, was now emulated by the inroads of hours. Catherine, we would fain have deluded, yet, but her own quick spirit refused to delude her. It di...
This is another book in my list of "books that everyone already read but I didn't". Better late than never,I guess. I did debate for a long time on whether I liked this book or not. I came to the conclusion that yes,I did like the book. I just didn't like the characters. I don't think they were...
Until 3/4 of the way through I was highly tempted to dismiss this book with a two word review: "Histrionic nonsense." At about that point, however, I was struck by a resemblance to a superficially altogether different genre of literature - no, not the oft noted influence of the wildly popular only a...
“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights is a tragic classic tale of love and anger and pain, as well as the big family fallout's that come with it. The two main characters in this book set abou...
Third or fourth rereading. For some reason, this book strikes me as more violent each time I read it. I don't think I want to attempt it again for a decade. Or two.