“People feel with their hearts, Ellen: since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him…”
-Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
About the book:
I am really going through ” Mixed feelings” about this book. This book needs no introduction but for those who don’t know.
-This is the only book written by Emily Bronte.
-It was published under her pen name Ellis Bell in December 1847. Before this book, Emily has also written 200 poems.
-The Bronte Society, founded in 1893, is a charitable institution that runs the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth. The sisters manucripts, letters, and personal belongings are housed here.
-Emily Bronte died of tuberculosis a year after Wuthering Heights publication, on December 19, 1848, at the age of 30.
-Critics response to the book was extremely negative, too savage, animal-like, and clumsy in construction.
-When Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to Liverpool with young Heathcliff in tow, the lives of the Earnshaws are forever changed. Young Hindley Earnshaw detests Heathcliff, while his sister, Catherine, adores him. Thus begins a decades-long story of love and revenge that inextricably binds two generations of families- the Earnshaws and the Lintons – in what is considered to be one of the greatest novels of all time.
I really had changes in emotions while reading this book. It will give you the right path of life. This is why Classic literature is just Gold. They give you a sense of the way things are. Critics may have called it savage and brutal. But this is the way humans cruelty has been extended in present world. I think Emily had just predicted it back then in 1847. I would really like to recommend this book who are romance lover, quote people, and classic book people. My favorite Character in the book is obviously Mrs. Dean who is the narrator of the story and plays a supportive role for every incident. Mr. Edgar Linton who plays a responsible father and a husband saving his wife from Heathcliff’s negativity. Some also find Heathcliff as an ultimate romancer and a hero. While Someway or the other, Heathcliff was a Hero of his own life trying to make a balance of both the sides, eventually Hindley was too wrong with him. I think we should have an ultimate reason to hate a person. To keep hatred in our mind just provokes opposite person also to become intolerable and act against it. Even if we cannot help hating a person then at least we can just let them pass by our side as the wind blows right on your face and you let it go. This is all I have learned from Wuthering Heights. It is a great book for book clubs, discussions and a lot more to learn from it. Just live with your eyes and heart open for everything that comes in between.
Rating: 5/5 Star!!!