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Beautifully written but a rather gruelling read
on 31 October 2013
Well of course Emily Brontë wrote this beautifully, but I would not have shared her life, thank you very much. What horrors could bring forth such a stark and depressing representation of humanity? Heathcliff is the worst, and only becomes more and more hideous as the tale goes on. But he's not alone. Aside from Mrs Dean, every character has a bitter, desperate character for at least as significant portion of their sorry, short lives.
By the end I did feel some pity and compassion for Heathcliff, and for Cathy the younger and poor Hareton.
It's one of those books you have to have read! No doubt I'll read it again one day, but for now I'm feeling exceedingly relieved to have reached the end. Something a little more upbeat next, I think!