Book Review | Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Kindle Edition, 214 pages

Published March 30th 2011 (first published 1847)

1.5/5 stars

Well … that was depressing … AF …

The Story

(Goodreads synopsis):

“Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.”

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Thrifty Thursday

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Recently I stumbled into a great little small town bookstore while traveling. Of course the first thing I did as the door closed behind me was close my eyes and breathe in all the old book/new book smell. The owner of the establishment, being a fellow bookish person herself, greeted my (in any other circumstance rather strange) behavior with a huge grin on her face and over an hour of bookish chatting. In the end, not only did I walk away with an awesome new vintage copy of The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas (for only 50 cents no less), but I walked away with a new friend!

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