Wuthering HeightseBook - 2011
From Library Staff
In year 12 (or 11th Grade in America), I was forced to read and analyze this tome in such a way that even now, I see the title and shiver. This was not the text that 17 year old me wanted to read, and Mrs Sargant's sheer enthusiasm for the book killed mine. With a tempestuous relationship (that I... Read More »
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pink_dolphin_3025 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
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When Catherine chooses Edgar over her true lover, Heathcliff, he decides to take power over everything.
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.
2 people that have way different back roundes but fall in love despite what evereyone says
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.
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Nelly (Ellen): "...treachery, and violence, are spears pointed at both ends- they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies" (211).
"...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"