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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Published December 16, 2011

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Thoughts

I’m going to have to be honest and say that my knowledge of the actual story of Wuthering Heights comes from a) the song and b) the Cliff Richard musical. Which very much explains why I thought it was all about the ghost of Cathy and the grumpiness of Heathcliff. Of course that is part of it, but there’s so much more!

I’ve talked many times about the stuffiness of classic works but the way this was told, through stories being told to the narrator, made it very easy to digest. The only bit I didn’t really care for was the bits written in dialect. I can’t be doing with that.

I hadn’t realised that the story went on to two generations, and was fascinated by the events that happened after Cathy died. I felt like the ending was quite depressing - the characters may have been content but it didn’t feel like that was the best result they could have had. Still, that was in-keeping with the tone of the entire book so it wouldn’t have been right to have a smiley happy ending.

Rating: Unrated

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