- Audio CD
- Publisher: Classic Collection; Abridged edition (11 Nov. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491579242
- ISBN-13: 978-1491579244
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 14 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (653 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,860,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It is as if Emily Bronte could tear up all that we know human beings by, and fill these unrecognizable transparencies with such a gust of life that theytranscend reality."--Virginia Woolf" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
'May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you - haunt me, then' Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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As Wuthering Heights is my all-time favourite piece of literature, I have many copies of it, from a variety of publishers. Some of these copies are more reader-friendly than others. Some books, for example, have tiny letters, which makes reading a strain, even if you're wearing your glasses, and therefore renders the whole reading experience less enjoyable than it should be. Some use user-unfriendly fonts, which it is also hard to comfortably read. And in some copies, the print is all crammed too closely together, and makes you instantly wish you were reading something with the words and sentences, and paragraphs, more spaciously set-out - it looks better with more space, not so daunting, it enables you to breathe while reading.
And therefore I wanted to recommend this particular edition, because it is the best version I have come across, in terms of all the things I've mentioned above. It has nice large letters - not too large, but large enough not to be headache-inducing; the letters are printed using an attractive font; there is enough space between the words, sentences and paragraphs to give the page a nice, spacious look.
This might sound like nit-picking, but if you want to ultimize your reading experience, I believe these things really do make a big difference. At last - a copy of Wuthering Heights I can read without hunching over it with a magnifying glass.Read more ›
Brontë writes about her own experience in this book, with some characters closely relating to her own life. Her sole piece of literature shows her unique outlook on existence, and denying the reader perhaps the resolved ending they would have desired; instead we get the realistic conclusion that everyone can relate to.
Every character in this novel can portray a whole group of people. Heathcliff can represent the 'working class hero come good'. Brontë skilfully manipulates the reader into sympathising with Heathcliff, despite his appalling and violent behaviour later on. Catherine is reckless, passionate and rebellious, but maintains a clear head; she is aware of the importance of keeping a high status in the world. Brontë presents this with her marriage to Edgar Linton, denying her genuine, but concealed, feelings for Heathcliff. Even with Edgar's laissez-faire attitude to Catherine's close friendship to Heathcliff, can create the strong contrast between the two men.Read more ›
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A great classic story and a joy to listen to. 3 cd's giving 3 hours of pleasure as I love listening to other people reading to me.Published 6 days ago by Christine R.
I'm ashamed to say I'm not a big reader but this book was very easy to read considering it was written 200 years ago. Gripping, raw, passionate, I loved it.Published 12 days ago by Audrey Moloney
A beautiful classic that no matter the time will always be a classic found this book to be a long Read but well worth it. A classic everybody should read in there lifetime.Published 25 days ago by Lucky Mojo Books
A readers digest copy received..,not limited edition advertised. Also US English, which is just not acceptable.Published 26 days ago by Meems