Wuthering Heights (Wordsworth Classics)
ISBN: 1853260010 Global Overview for this book
2 journalers for this copy...
So if you're reading this JE because you've found the book & have never actually seen it on film (like me) - you may not want to want to know anymore so I'll "hide" my comments! Highlight below to read :o)
I had always presumed that the tale would begin with Heathcliff & Cathy as children, they'd grow up, be parted, he returns finds her married, she dies & comes back to haunt him (I was never sure whether that was in the book or just Kate Bush's artistic license) - oh how wrong I was! Well, okay the gist was right but the story was told from the aspect of the tenant Thrushcross Grange who was being told the story of Heathcliff & Cathy by the housekeeper & the spectral Cathy put in a very early appearance to the poor chap.
While I did enjoy the book I did find some of Joseph's dialogue hard to follow (& I'm a Yorkshire lass myself!) & found one or two passages confusing.
I was surprised that when I was only about a third of the way through the book Cathy died & the bulk of the tale revolved round the children of the unhappy pair & I'd always thought Cathy was a sweet tomboy type when actually she could be quite a cow....& her daughter was certainly a little madam at times too!
Glad I've read it & finally found out the "true" story of one of literatures classic novels.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Thank you Plum-Crazy for sending me your lovely package of Yorkshire goodies. Happy Yorkshire Day! x
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I read this Emily Bronte classic many years ago. It is eerie and sad. Will release today and hopefully someone else will find a means of keeping this book on it's onward journey.
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