Wuthering Heights (NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 14-18) Paperback – 30 Sep 1991
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"Emily Bronte’s Tale of all-consuming love is an omnipotent force to be reckoned with. It’s an intoxicating read" (Marie Claire)
"A beautiful gift, and perfect gems for bookworms." (So Darling)
"A dark and passionate tale of tortured but enduring love... Mesmerising" (Guardian)
"This brilliantly atmospheric Yorkshire saga has only one drawback - Emily never wrote another novel. For me, it is both fantastic but also true to life because the protagonists have such believably fierce emotions" (Kate Mosse)
"When I was 16 I read Wuthering Heights for the first time, and I read it as a kind of oracle; that life is worth nothing if it is not worth everything. Disaster does not matter, intensity does. You can dilute Wuthering Heights, as Mills & Boon and musicals have done. But if you are honest, you cannot escape its central stark premise; all or nothing. The all is not Heathcliff - that is the sentimental version. The all is what Heathcliff represents, which is life itself" (Jeanette Winterson) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Part of the Vintage Classics Brontë Series: three sisters, three major novels, beautifully designed --This text refers to an alternate 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 ›
Opening in 1801 the story then goes back through the last quarter of the 18th Century, and then up to the present, finishing as it does in 1802. Set on the moors and taking in two households, Wuthering Heights, and Thrushcross Grange this story broods menace and isolation. Although the nearest village is Gimmerton this does not really appear in this tale, although some of the characters do make trips to it and further afield. Despite the expanses of the moors and two largish houses as settings for this tale, in many ways the whole story is quite claustrophobic. As Mr Lockwood takes up tenancy in Thrushcross Grange he sets out to visit his landlord, Mr Heathcliff, whom he finds rather surly and disagreeable. From Mrs Dean the housekeeper of the Grange he finds out the recent history of these two houses, and their respective owners and families.
It all begins though with the appearance of the foundling who is called Heathcliff. Taking in love, jealousy, hatred, emotional blackmail, dysfunction and vengeance this is a story that will hold you breathless, no matter how many times you read it. From what could be an interesting story full of incident and jollity, Emily Bronte instead creates something that is gothic, dark, menacing and brooding. As we see the original characters become bitter and twisted we see how their actions also have repercussions for the newborn generation, leading to a seemingly unstoppable cycle that leads straight to Hell.Read more ›
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Timeless classic. Amazing to think that this story was conjured from the fertile imagination of a young lady who lead a fairly sheltered existence.Published 1 day ago by Jeremy Paul Barritt
Don't really enjoy books written at this time anymore. Modern writing seems clearer to me. Read it many years ago and liked it more then.Published 1 day ago by Rita Kelly
This is a long overdue review but I have found it is nearly impossible to find the right words to describe Wuthering Heights and at the same time not to offend anyone. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Elspeth G. Perkin
great book really interesting and it will defenatley come in use. Delivery came on time so im happy with that and i would definatley recommend.Published 2 days ago by Ishaamazon
I found this book hard to get into at first. I imagine it might be because i read Jane Eyre before it and fell in love with that book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by milla