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Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte | Literature & Fiction
Registered by catsalive of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 9/25/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, September 25, 2005

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From the back of the book:
‘Stronger than a man, simpler than a child, her nature stood alone.’ So Emily Bronte appeared in the eyes of her sister, Charlotte. Her one novel, Wuthering Heights, published a year before her death in 1848 at the age of thirty, similarly stands alone as perhaps the most passionately original work in the English language. This dark, unforgettable story of Catherine Earnshaw and the swarthy Heathcliff ‘is Moorish, and wild, and knotty as a root of heath’, and Emily Bronte records the progress of their love with such truth, imagination, and emotional intensity that a plain tale of Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.

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Perhaps the most enduring and affecting of the Brontë sisters' work is Wuthering Heights. Emily Brontë's tale of heartbreak and mystery still resonates on an emotional level with its theme of doomed romance. It was written between October 1845 and June 1846, appearing in print finally in December 1847. Emily's sister Charlotte spoke of the "horror of great darkness" surrounding the novel in her memoirs and it only received recognition after Emily's death from consumption in 1848. Much of the first half of the novel concerns the passionate and illicit relationship between Catherine Earnshaw and Mr Heathcliff as narrated by a number of individuals: primarily by Mr Lockwood and Nelly Dean, the housekeeper of Thrushcross Grange. There is intrigue concerning Heathcliff who has taken over the Grange and keeps a clumsy boy called Hareton Earnshaw. We learn of how his morose and stern attitude began and the cruel twists of fate which have torn two families apart. The death of Catherine and the true intentions of the novel's various mysterious characters have been the source of much speculation and even now Wuthering Heights remains genuinely harrowing and cathartic.

Journal Entry 2 by catsalive at A fellow BXer in Aussie Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 29, 2006

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Sent to Joanazinha in The Netherlands, a winner of my October Clearance RABCK. Enjoy! 

Journal Entry 3 by wingJoanazinhawing from Amersfoort, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, December 15, 2006

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After a journey of nearly 2 months across the world, Emily has found the way to my house. Now she can become part of my 2007 A-ZChallenge!
Thanks again, catsalive, for this lovely RABCK. Once I have finished this book, I will send it on its next trip. 

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