A Little Bit of Wuthering Heights
by Charlotte Reads Classics
I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees – my love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath – a source of little visible delight, but necessary.
I love that quote about her love for the different characters
Me too! 🙂
Emily must have been a psychologists picnic in my view… and Wuthering Heights is a reflection of it! I’ve read it dozens of times to try to see why it’s considered a work of genius, and it always appals and repels me. Much as I loved Charlotte in my youth, I also feel that Anne is often overlooked… but they were all products of their grim childhoods, and hard lives as dependent women…and their strange relationship with the only men in their lives – their father and Branwell, until Charlotte fell mightily in love with her Brussels professor!
Yes definitely, I did find it much more appalling (good word!) this time around – think I was just paying more attention. I agree with you about Anne being overlooked, I wish she had been able to write more. Theirs must have been a strange and quite lonely existence – it sounded like they had to live through a lot of sadness.
I love this book so much- quite possibly my favorite novel of all time. It’s harsh, it’s raw, it’s unforgiving… and it’s unforgettable. I usually read it once a year and find something new every time.
Yes, exactly! I find it very hard to write about because there is so much in it. I really enjoyed reading it for the second time, it was infinitely better than the first time (which was still excellent).