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Wuthering Heights: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin
Wuthering Heights: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin | Emily Bront
Gems of literature in a luxurious and unique design by Marjolein Bastin. The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series is a chance to rediscover classic literature in collectible, luxuriously illustrated volumes. For the first time ever, the internationally celebrated artwork of Marjolein Bastin graces the pages of a timeless classic, Wuthering Heights, the story of Heathcliff and Catherine. Beyond bringing these stories to life, Bastin's series adds elaborately designed ephemera, such as four-color maps, letters, family trees, and sheet music. Whether an ideal gift for an Austen or Bront devotee or a treat to yourself, the Marjolein Bastin Classics Series, as a set or individually purchased, is perfect for anyone who feels a connection to these enduring literary gems.
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arlenefinnigan
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Look what I won! Isn't it beautiful? Check out Jess's shop, it's lovely https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/loadofolbobbins

merelybookish Congrats! That is lovely! 2w
squirrelbrain Lovely! 💕 2w
CarolynM Lucky you! It‘s beautiful 😍 2w
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wideeyedreader
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Bailedbailed

Haven‘t DNF‘d a book in a while. I found this one boring, and all the characters to be just insufferable to read about.

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Sharv_Sona
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I have no words. My love for classical literature has has increased in masses, and I am amazed at what skill there was in the Bronte sisters. I wish I could travel to the past and visit some of the amazing authors which were present during this time. This book sent me on quite the rollercoaster. My love for gothic literature has grown - if even possible. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Sharv_Sona
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront

You loved me—then what right had you to leave me?

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Sharv_Sona
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront

I‘m tired of being enclosed here. I‘m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.

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Sharv_Sona
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront

Honest people don‘t hide their deeds.

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Sharv_Sona
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront

Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#Pemberlittens this showed up in my Google News: Crisis Magazine: Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell.
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2022/wuthering-heights-in-a-nutshell
Some twaddle about how "This happy ending serves as the final judgment on the novel itself, confirming that Emily Brontë, like the indomitable Nelly Dean, is on the side of the angels."

WTF! Wuthering Heights had a happy ending??? I'm off to read one about Pride and Prejudice.

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Sophronisba
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Pickpick

Very well written but very bleak, a sense reaching out for the most pessimistic response to anything internal or external within the confines of the book. I can‘t help but think that Emily had a very sordid view on humanity and in life in general. I not sure if I would pick this one back up as I need to be lifted out of the lull this book has shimmed me into. If I had to pick my favorite Brontë sister, Charlotte from what I read thus far.

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Branwen
Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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#tarottakeover @ErinSueMreads

This last card is the three of swords; betrayal, heartbreak, and isolation. I don't know of any book that better encapsulates those words than Wuthering Heights! That being said, I do love this story - as you could probably tell from my multiple copies! 😃📖❤

Pip2 I am just finishing the book up today. One chapter to go! Very bleak and dark but a great story. Emily did a great job intermingling the characters with the plot of the story. I may have to read something a bit lighter thought after this one. 2mo
Branwen @Pip2 I don't blame you! It's beautifully written, but very bleak at times! A lighter book after is a great idea! 👍📚💕 2mo
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282Mikado
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Wuthering Heights is a masterpiece of wretchedness. The book was relatively dark throughout. The few glimmers of hope or happiness were always quickly shattered by impending death or cruelty until the last 2 – 3 chapters. It was written well enough to keep my interest, but I was not sorry to finish this and move on to something lighter. If you like the macabre, you will like Wuthering Heights.

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truthinfiction
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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"The entire world is a dreadful collection of memoranda that she did exist, and that I have lost her!"

I finished this book last night and as soon as I turned the last page, the lights went out and a storm came on with rain. It isn't supposed to rain in March. But, I would like to think that the elements were paying their tribute to the genius of Emily and her love for nature.
I have read this book in @sharread 's honour for the #SharReadathon.?

truthinfiction It is a re- read and I couldn't really comprehend the book the first time I read it five years ago. But, I felt like a child again sitting by my window getting lost between the pages of a tempestuous tale fancying myself and the characters the chief occupants of the world. I fell in love with reading all over again. I felt closer to Emily as well. How her own private thoughts and feelings must have informed that of her characters'. 👇 3mo
truthinfiction I found myself lamenting her loss at a tender age and felt eternally grateful for the volume between my fingers. 3mo
LindaLappin a magnificent read. I like to reread it in stormy weather too. “I am Heathcliff“ are probably among the most powerful words in the history of English literature. I also love the way it starts out with Lockwood stumbling into the great kitchen and misunderstanding everything about the place & people. I love how it dramatizes inner conflicts, passions, and unconscious forces, not only thru the characters but also thru the imagery & setting 3mo
truthinfiction @LindaLappin thank you for your insight. Lockwood certainly deceived me the first time around with his hastily drawn and self- absorbed conclusions but this time around I was able to appreciate how that's actually more realistic since Lockwood seems to be a character entirely wrapped in himself and only able to care about others after establishing some imagined resemblance between himself and others. 3mo
LindaLappin @truthinfiction so true, He resembles his name.
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truthinfiction
Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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I have been thoroughly absorbed for the past three days or so in this absolute whirlwind of a book trying to finish it in time for #SharReadathon. Although, I still have a number of pages to go, the experience of reading it has been intense and rewarding. I am determined to finish it in the coming days. All the love and prayers for Sharon! May she rest in peace! 🌺

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truthinfiction
Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Hoping to do some bedtime reading for #Sharreadathon in the loving memory of Sharon! ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️ 🕯 3mo
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So grateful to be part of this wonderful community. What better way to honor a bibliophile than to read! I choose this windy, stormy book that @sharread has deemed as a pick. My respects!!
#sharreadreadathon

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Leftcoastzen
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I missed the buddyread but all the talk made me read it again . Wow, what a miserable lot , yes?!

TheBookHippie 😂😂Oh yes- I love it so much! I loved the discussion it was so much fun! 3mo
batsy That sums it up 😂 3mo
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Mindyrecycles
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 3mo
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megnews
Wuthering Heights | Bronte Emily
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I‘m really late to the party on this. No time for Litsy this week during training. Here‘s my take:
1. First read after many unsuccessful attempts years ago & had really given up ever reading it
2. Mix of all 3
3. No too many others I‘ll like much better
4. Meh to hated
5. Favorite thing: Emily kept it real about repeated family mistakes
7. Not really. Maybe it only is because of her sister.
#Wanderingthroughwutheringheights

Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm glad you had a chance to answer! I've loved seeing all the responses. 3mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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I can understand why this is a classic. It‘s like nothing I‘ve ever read, but I didn‘t enjoy it. It‘s brilliant, but so dark and the characters are so disappointing. It‘s as though the hate draws out the worst part of each persons character. I‘ve heard it been said this is a love story, but for me it‘s a hate story. I‘m glad the end of the book was a happy ending for the few. Which I wasn‘t expecting because the book usually went the other way.

bookishbitch I agree, definitely not a love story. I wonder if the old movie version is what has confused people about that? Heathcliff was not a "bad boy". He was an abusive arsehole. 3mo
Suet624 I read this as a teenager and now I‘m a little concerned that I based my boyfriend choices on Heathcliff. 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @bookishbitch I didn‘t know there is a movie, but that would explain it. And @Suet624 oh no, don‘t do that. But, maybe that is something to consider when recommending it for my children in the future. Wait until they are older and can really understand the dysfunctional relationships in the book. 3mo
Suet624 Good call. 😳😂 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Interesting conversation I had when I posted my Review on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CZmdshmLtg6/?utm_medium=copy_link

#Pemberlittens
#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
My Review ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig WH is now on the It‘s Considered a Classic, I've Read It, & Thankfully I Never Have To Read It Again List.

I don't understand how people group Heathcliff in the same Catagory as Jane Austen's Darcy.

Heathcliff isn't an example of a Romantic Hero, he‘s an example of Crazed Obsession. If you like that kind of story that's one thing but if that's what you think love is I'm seriously worried for you. ⬇️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig Horrible People being Horrible. Not my cup of tea. 3mo
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Bookwormjillk Very interesting. Thanks! 3mo
ravenlee I think “hero” itself is a problematic term here. We want the “hero” to be heroic, sympathetic, swoon-worthy, and a Romantic hero isn‘t really any of those things (necessarily). Whereas a romantic hero is the lead male character in a love story, and we want to feel all the feels for him. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I also agree that while there is a difference between Romantic and romantic, the pro-Heathcliff people aren't confusing the two - they think that Heathcliff is actually romantic, hence the mugs haha 3mo
nanuska_153 @TheAromaofBooks I wasn't aware there are pro-Heathcliff people 😅 I assume some EMO type? Mary Shelley would get the digging of the grave for sure... 3mo
nanuska_153 @Crinoline_Laphroaig also following my comment above, I wasn't aware either that Heathcliff was compared with Darcy. All Brontë sisters have very toxic male characters in their novels, it makes you wonder what inspired them. In Wuthering Heights case, I don't think Emily implied at any moment that Heathcliff was in any way a man to aspire, same with Anne in the tenant of Wildfell hall, for example. 3mo
nanuska_153 @Crinoline_Laphroaig I agree that because the author is a woman the novel tends to be classified as romance by default without considering that it might be dealing with something different or more complex than plain romance. Just as Austen novels aren't just romance despite what many people think, even when the romance is a central part of the story they are more complex than that 3mo
nanuska_153 @Crinoline_Laphroaig I agree that because the author is a woman the novel tends to be classified as romance by default without considering that it might be dealing with something different or more complex than plain romance. Just as Austen novels aren't just romance despite what many people think, even when the romance is a central part of the story they are more complex than that 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Results are in PemberLittens!!!
1.Reread 76% 1st Time 24%
2.Print 53% Kindle 20% Audio 1% Mix 26%
3.Read Again 44% Never Again 31% Maybe 25%
4. Loved/Liked 59% Hated 24% Meh 17%

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Bookwormjillk Ohhhh thanks for the tabulations! 3mo
EclecticBookLover Thank you and thank you for hosting! 3mo
AnneCecilie It‘s interesting that it was a reread for so many 3mo
i.besteph Interesting results! Definitely wasn‘t what I expected 😂 Thanks for hosting! 😘 3mo
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jenniferw88
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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🎵 And I was catching my breath
Staring out an open window
Catching my death
And I couldn't be sure
I had a feeling so peculiar
That this pain would be for
Evermore 🎵

#evermore #FearlessFebruary

Pip2 Love that. Emily was so poetic. 3mo
CaramelLunacy My brain just tried to sing that to Everlong 3mo
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Pageturner1
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Eggs Lovely 🥰 3mo
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nanuska_153
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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This was a reread, I loved it the fist time and I still do.I find the writing mesmerising, the scenery amazing and the characters are so well drawn. I think the main reason why so many people hate it is because they are expecting a romance, maybe because the Brontë sisters that are always compared to Jane Austen. It's a novel about toxic people and toxic relationships, if you are interested in unlovable characters, go for this classic.

TheBookHippie I love it so much. 3mo
nanuska_153 @TheBookHippie same here! Although I think we are in the minority 😅 3mo
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TheBookHippie @nanuska_153 I‘ve been reading it for almost 4 decades- this was my 5th time through -I‘m use to being the only one 😂😂😂 3mo
nanuska_153 @TheBookHippie only the second time for me, but I know there's definitely going to be a third. You are not alone! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💚💜 3mo
IndoorDame @nanuska_153 @TheBookHippie I‘m with you! It‘s not a romance, but it‘s so beautiful. There will be a 4th read for me on the horizon at some point. 3mo
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame It is so very hauntingly beautiful! I love it everytime ♥️ 3mo
nanuska_153 @IndoorDame @TheBookHippie it's definitely a matter of love it or hate it 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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So many copies of Wuthering Heights in the database but my copy isn't. When started #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights I picked this edition because I wanted all my posts in one spot. After reading WH I have opinions about the story which isn't fair to put on this edition. Will put review on a Classic Edition.

I have Marjolein Bastin of Pride & Prejudice (it too is not in database) and it's gorgeous.
Hope MB does all of Austen. #PemberLittens

janeycanuck I just got the P&P after seeing you post your Wuthering Heights. So pretty!! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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On second time, this reads more like a psychological novel. An unforgettable story of revenge, destructive love, and disagreeable characters, especially Heathcliff with his all-consuming obsession, is a memorable, complex character. And the setting..it‘s everything, giving a haunting feeling and sense of foreboding. I also appreciate the way the story was told. It‘s full of drama, intense emotions, and shocking at the same time.

BookDadGirlDad I need to put this on my #tbr. Bronte and Austen are two that are bucket list authors to read. I've read Pride and Prejudice. Is this along the same lines? 4mo
KathyWheeler @BookDadGirlDad Not at all. It‘s often considered a great romance, but I‘d classify with either gothic or horror. 4mo
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batsy Great review. The setting was its own character. 4mo
Suet624 Yes! Spot on review. 4mo
Tamra 💜 It really is absorbing and enthralling! 4mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant review 💫 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm @BookDadGirlDad I‘ll say this is gothic, different from Austen‘s works. 3mo
Nute Great review! The photo depicts a true vibe for the setting. Is it from an illustrated edition of the book or a film adaptation? It almost looks like a painting. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Nute Thank you Kimberley! It‘s a great image, isn‘t it? I got it from Pinterest. It does look like a painting. 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
#Pemberlittens End of Book #Poll

1. Reread or 1st Read?
2. Print 📖 Audio 🎧 Kindle📱 or Mix
3.. Yes I would read again! No. Read it, so I never have to read again. Maybe?
4. Loved 😍 - Hated 🤢 - Meh 😶
5. Why?
5. Favorite Thing
6. Least Favorite
7. Do you think it deserves to be considered a Classic?
8. Any Other Random Thoughts?

Monday is a busy day for me so I will tally results of 1 - 4 on Tuesday.

ElizaMarie 💛first timer💚mix but mostly audio💛probably not💚Enjoyed it💛I liked the moodiness of it💚I enjoyed the whole underlying pettiness of the revenge scheme💛Heithcliffs lack luster death💚of course!💛
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Question 9 - If a Reread, did you view differently through older eyes? 4mo
Liatrek 1. 1st read
2. Mix
3. Maybe??? Big Maybe
4. Meh
5. It was interesting and not what I expected. I always thought this was sweeping tragic romance but it‘s the exact opposite. There were no characters to love or root for or even love to hate.
6. The book cover 🤣
7. Heathcliff man this guy absolutely the worse
8. Yes
9. I‘m still perplexed, baffled and dumbfounded at how this story ever got labeled a romance.
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ravenlee @Liatrek 9 - I think someone read as far as older Catherine‘s stupid speech about sharing a soul with Heathcliff and only skimmed the rest, and decided it must be a tragic love story. 4mo
BarkingMadRun Second read, 📖 3. Yes 4. Loved 5. I like all the drama and the twists and turns 6. I love Nelly. She tries so hard to keep everyone on the straight and narrow 7. I hate heathcliff. I know he‘s necessary for the plot lol but he‘s so evil. 9. Definitely a classic. Definitely not a romance. 4mo
Librarybelle 1. Reread 2. Print 3. Yes 4. Loved 5. Loathed the characters but loved the atmosphere 6. Favorite thing - doom and gloom, so gothic. 7. Least favorite - Heathcliff (so not a fan of him!) 8. Yes, it deserves to be a classic! 9. Emily Brontë has such a dark mind!! 4mo
rubyslippersreads 1. Reread
2. Mostly ebook, but a bit of audio
3. No. I‘ve read it several times, and this time I liked it the least
4. Meh
5. I couldn‘t sympathize with any of the characters (except Isabella‘s dog) ⬇️
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ravenlee 2nd time; print; twice is plenty; disliked; can‘t find a character to care about in the slightest; I like the moor; Heathcliff‘s monomania; eh, the writing is superb but the story isn‘t, so I‘m on the fence; can people please stop calling Heathcliff a romantic hero?! 4mo
rubyslippersreads 6. The moors
7. Heathcliff and Cathy‘s relationship. Obsession, not love
8. A classic for the quality of the writing
9. I think this got labeled “romance” after the 1939 movie, which concentrates on the love “quadrangle,” omits the next generation, and includes a romantic ending (which apparently was added by the studio, against the director‘s wishes)
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rubyslippersreads @ravenlee @Liatrek See my comment about the movie. The Hollywood version is much more romanticized. 😏 (edited) 4mo
CrowCAH Reread. Like. Classic worthy yes. 4mo
inthegreensandblues 1/2. Second read, audio.
3. Could revisit someday.
4. Enjoyed this time (hated first read 10 yrs ago). Better when not expecting a "great love story."
5. Best: Setting
6. Worst: Heathcliff ?
7. Classic for the writing and the audacity! That Emily is as mysterious a figure as any she wrote.
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inthegreensandblues 8. I felt sympathy for Hareton throughout this time. I like his and Cathy's ending, that the family gets a chance for a reset after decades of Heathcliff's systematic destruction, and the failures of the whole prior generation. 4mo
Andrea313 1-2: Re-read, print 3. I'd like to read it again a couple of years. 4. Someplace between "loved" and "meh". The story kept me engaged and wondering. 5. Favorite thing was how atmospheric it was and how present the landscape is throughout - Emily is a solid writer. 6. So. Much. Melodrama. 7. Definitely a classic! There is power in the writing, and in examining the structure, and the themes of love/control/abuse. 4mo
Andrea313 8. The word I keep coming back to is "unrelenting". Emily Brontë doesn't give a shit about our feelings! 9. Yes, I viewed this differently through older eyes. I first read it in high school and it didn't make much of an impression. I think I didn't know what to do with it, after reading Austen and Charlotte Brontë- there was no love or moral integrity or anything to strive for here. As an adult, I really respect it as a full-on epic tragedy. 4mo
quietjenn Reread
Mostly Kindle, a little print
Doubtful, but you never know
Mostly loved it. It‘s so over-the-top, with everything is turned up to 11. And honestly, sometimes it‘s really nice and cathartic to hate everyone in a book
Setting and how Gothic it is
Original Cathy (how did she manage to get both of these dudes to be devoted to/obsessed with her) and almost everything about Heathcliff
Conflicted, but not entirely convinced
For sure
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melissajayne 1) ReRead 2) 📱 3) Maybe, but I doubt it 4) 😶 5) I felt it was too long 6) Can‘t think of one thing 7) could have been shortened 8) yes it does deserve to be a classic 9) Fell flat at the end (edited) 4mo
AnneCecilie 1. Second read 2. Print 3. Maybe 4. Loved. I wanted to read what happened next. 5. Maybe the ending, that the revenge ends 6. Heathcliff 7. Yes 8. I started wondering if Heathcliff was born so revengeful or if it was the bullying by Hindley and overhearing Catherine say he wasn‘t good enough that did it. 9. Yes. I wonder how 20 something me could see this as an unhappy love story. What was I thinking? (edited) 4mo
suvata 1. Reread
2. Print and Audio
3.. Yes I would read again
4. Loved 😍
5. I‘m A big fan of 19th century Gothic novels
6. At times it seemed to drag on
7. Most definitely a classic because people are still interested in and reading it today

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IndoorDame 1. Reread 2. Print 3. Yes. In a few years 4. Loved 5. Gothic atmosphere 6. Naming scheme was confusing even on second read 7. Yes, because the emotions are so raw it keeps us coming back 8. I found the symmetry in the ending really satisfying artistically (though tragic emotionally) 4mo
Bookwormjillk 1. 1st 2. Kindle 3. Maybe 4. 😍5. Unexpected in a good way 6. The names! 7. Yes, maybe not on its own but as part of the Bronte body of work 8. Great pick for a buddy read 4mo
nanuska_153 1 Re-read 2 📖 3 Yes,I'll go for a 3rd read in a couple of years 4 😍 5 I love the writing, the characters and all the tea! 6 Heathcliff's madness, Hareton and Cathy being united by their love for reading and the ☕ in general 7 Joseph's speeches, whatever they were about 8 Definitely! 3mo
i.besteph 1.Partial reread (I dnf‘d it the 1st time 😂)2. Kindle! 3. Definitely no, read it. So I never have to read it again. 4. Hated 🤢 5. I couldn‘t get past the psychopathic protagonist 😖💯 6. Not a thing per se but I loved Nelly! 7. Joseph‘s gibberish 8. Personally no. 9. Predictable but kudos to the author. Everyone who read will come to hate Heathcliff and then sympathize him. If she could bring those emotions in a reader, she‘s written it well.
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bio_chem06 1. 1st read 2. Print 3. Nope, read it now I never have to do it again 4. Hated, I found the writing confusing and just never got into it. 5. All the hidden meanings in the writing was great. 6. I can‘t time off a favorite😕 7. I think the fact a female writer of the time created a work of art is why it should be a classic, but I never realized I wasn‘t missing anything from not reading it. 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 1st Read - Mix of Print/Kindle/Audio - Never Again - Hated It - Nothing but Unlikable Characters - Description of the landscape - Making fun of someone trying to learn to read - Classic in its example of crazy gothic - Heathcliff is no Darcy. #teamdarcy 3mo
mollyrotondo I know you tallied 1-4 already but I wanted to give my responses ☺️1.1st Read 2. Print 📖 3. Yes I would read again! 4. Loved 😍
5. I loved the darkness of the story and the characters. Extremely gothic. 6.Favorite thing was the critique of obsessive love and of nature v nurture 7. Least favorite was everything about Joseph 8. Definitely deserves to be a classic 9. Excellent Romantic novel and it‘s not Emily‘s fault people don‘t get it.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @mollyrotondo you're so welcome! Glad you add your answers. I've loved seeing everyone ones. 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted 1. 1st Read kinda, I tried to read it 10 years ago and bailed once Heathcliff started to be treated badly when the father died.
2. Print
3.. No.
4. Meh 😶
5. None of the characters were really lovable and most of them ended becoming the worst versions of themselves.
5. That she got to see her father before he died.
6. When Nelly left Hareton as a toddler and all of Joseph talking
7. Yes
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MicrobeMom
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderinfthroughwutheringheights #pemberlittens While this book is most often described as a gothic romance, it is anything but a romance. This is a story of a cycle abuse (physical, emotional, and alcohol). It is also a story about what happens when revenge is all you live for. Sad, disturbing, frustrating and worth the read. Oh Heathcliff and Cathy you both are just awful!

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melissajayne
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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3⭐️ I just didn‘t like it this time around. Partly it was due to the fact that I didn‘t get into the story and it‘s one of my least favourite Brontë novels. #2022 #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #classic #reread #wanderingthroughwutheringheights #readalong #ebook #pemberlittens

Was my #doublespin book for February

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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MicrobeMom
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderinfthroughwutheringheights #chapter34 #pemberlittens H is acting funny. He seems happy but doesn‘t sleep or eat. He just wanders around the moors all night. He tolerates Cathy and Hareton. Then he locks himself in his room and won‘t come out. He dies covered in rain with the window open. I think he went crazy and thought he was seeing C‘s ghost. He is buried with C &E. Cathy and Hareton will be married on New Years. Review to come.

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Andrea313
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Happy "Last Chapter of Wuthering Heights" Day! Thanks to @Crinoline_Laphroaig for leading us, and congratulations to everyone who managed to sort out Linton Heathcliff from Edgar Linton and Cathy Linton from Cathy Linton. I loved re-visiting this story after many years, and though it will never be a favorite, I respect Emily Brontë for going all in. She didn't have to go that hard, but she did it for us. #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

Ruthiella I also appreciate this book for its unapologetic insanity! 😂 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Your welcome @Andrea313 !!! Love the meme! So true.🤣 4mo
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Andrea313 @Ruthiella "Unapologetic insanity" is the PERFECT description! ? 4mo
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staci.reads
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There is absolutely nothing light or sunny about this book, so of course I had to take a picture with the morning sun coming through my leaded glass windows - I love contrasts 🤷‍♀️ This was a reread for me. I hated it the first time. This time, because I knew not to expect a romantic love story, I was able to enjoy & appreciate the dark, twisted tale much more. #wanderingthroughwutheringheights #pemberlittens @Crinoline_Laphroaig @sprainedbrain

bibliobliss That room looks sooo cozy 4mo
SRWCF @bibliobliss I agree - so very inviting! 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Perfect reading spot! 4mo
inthegreensandblues My feelings on first and second read exactly! I'm glad I took another chance on it. 4mo
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WE ARE DONE!!!
Tomorrow I'll post some Overall Discussion Questions. Today's QOTD: How did you feel specifically about Ending/Chapter 34?

Myself, after all DRAMA, Ending is a bit of a let down. Heathcliff stops eating:dies. I was at least expecting him to run naked over the moors and die of exposure. Or fall and break his neck. Maybe that was EB's point? After all that you just die? Thoughts #Pemberlittens?

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

DivineDiana Thank you so much for leading the way through #wanderingthroughwutheringheights! It was an adventure! And yes, I too thought it would end with Heathcliff in the Moors embracing a ghostly Cathy! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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ravenlee I think Catherine the first haunted him to death - or that‘s supposed to be the idea. She‘s what kept him from eating and sleeping. 4mo
Librarybelle I agree with @ravenlee …he was haunted to death, but he also seemed rather happy and complacent to be haunted by Catherine. It‘s what he wanted. 4mo
Bookwormjillk Thanks for hosting us! Glad to say I‘ve finally read this classic. The ending was kind of a great big ‘huh?‘ for me too, but I was happy for Cathy that she was finally free from that abuse. 4mo
ravenlee @Librarybelle yes, I think he wanted that to happen much earlier than it did. 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @DivineDiana Your Welcome! 👻 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Bookwormjillk your welcome! Everytime I thought it can't get worse it did. So I was expecting a Big Finale. 4mo
rubyslippersreads @DivineDiana I just rewatched the 1939 movie, and it ends that way, which may be why a lot of people think the book does too. 4mo
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Librarybelle
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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This was a reread for me - I read it in my 20s the first time - and while I enjoyed it, I‘m not as captivated with it as I was back then. However, what strikes the most about this book is the moody atmosphere as portrayed by the characters. One gets the sense of mold and decay and this festering passion that is suffocating. The characters are all so loathsome, and to me, it‘s not a great love story but rather a story of obsession and ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle …perhaps, dare I say, tainted love??? Thanks for hosting this #BuddyRead for #PemberLittens , @Crinoline_Laphroaig ! #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights 4mo
megnews Yes a sense of mold and decay throughout. Darkness. I pictured giant dark clouds overhead the whole read. (edited) 4mo
Librarybelle @megnews Yes! Totally agree! 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly Take my tears and that‘s not living! 😆 Yes, I think that describes this book. 4mo
batsy Yes to the sense of decay and rot! So palpable. Great review. 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Mold and Decay. Definitely. Thanks for joining in! I'm about to post about today's Chapter. Tomorrow I'm going to post some Overall Discussion Questions. 4mo
Librarybelle @Clare-Dragonfly So true! 😂 4mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy ! 4mo
DivineDiana Great review! I am in awe of Emily‘s mind! 👏🏻😳📚 4mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @DivineDiana ! I wish she had an opportunity to write more…would have loved to see where else she took readers. I‘ve yet to read her poetry, so that might give a hint. 4mo
DivineDiana Was not aware of her poetry. 🤔 Need to investigate! 4mo
Librarybelle @DivineDiana I want to say it was recently discovered, but I could be wrong on that! 4mo
IndoorDame Mold and decay is a great descriptor for the atmosphere! I definitely pictured everyone spending most of their time cold and damp having like they‘d just been walking in thick mist and come in to under lit, under heated houses. 4mo
rubyslippersreads Mold and decay says it perfectly. 4mo
rubyslippersreads I guess mold and decay aren‘t surprising, given that the Brontës lived next to a graveyard. 4mo
Librarybelle @rubyslippersreads Very true! I also picture the moors as a desolate, foggy place, though I‘ve never been there and have nothing other than TV shows and books to reference my opinion. 4mo
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jenniferw88
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Thanks for joining in! I'm about to post about today's Chapter. Tomorrow I'm going to post some Overall Discussion Questions. 4mo
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AnneCecilie
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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This was a reread for me. I first read this almost 20 yrs ago in my early 20s. And I remembered this as an unhappy love story. As I read it this time, I sat wondering how pink my glasses was the first time. This is not a love story if anything it‘s a revenge story. Heathcliff is no romantic hero, he‘s crazy and evil and mean.

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #PimberLittens

mjtwo I had exactly the same experience. How could 20 year old me have thought this was a great romance? It is actually quite horrific. 4mo
Sophronisba It is always so interesting to revisit books that you read when you were young -- Great Expectations also becomes an entirely different book every ten years. 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @AnneCecilie Pink Glasses! Love that!Rereading through older eyes is always interesting.Thanks for joining in! I'm about to post about today's Chapter. Tomorrow I'm going to post some Overall Discussion Questions. @mjtwo @Sophronisba 4mo
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AnneCecilie @mjtwo I know. I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one that started doubting the younger self. 4mo
AnneCecilie @Sophronisba Maybe that is something I should do. I think it‘s almost 20 years since I read Great Expectations too. 4mo
AnneCecilie @Crinoline_Laphroaig I‘m not much of a rereader so I wouldn‘t notice that, but it was so obvious this time. Thanks for hosting this buddy read and I‘ve answered your overall questions. 4mo
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MicrobeMom
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderingthroughwutheringheights #chapter33 #pembeelittens Cathy and Hareton continue to get closer. Hareton actually makes Cathy think about her actions. H has his revenge. He has gotten both E and Hindley‘s inheritance but he is force to look at Cathy and Hareton each day. All he see in C in their faces and feels a “change”. I think this change is guilt, sadness, and depression as his life‘s goal is complete and it was so pointless.

Crinoline_Laphroaig So pointless. 4mo
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QOTD: Why do you think Cathy changed her treatment of Hareton? Bored? Realized she could gain power? I sincerely doubt she actually changed her feelings. Thoughts?

One More Chapter!

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
#Chapter33 #PemberLittens

BarkingMadRun I legit finished today, just one more chapter and I couldn‘t resist. I think Cathy was bored and then found out he was actually decent when he was away from Heathcliff! 4mo
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MicrobeMom I think she realized it will be a lonely life without a friend. 4mo
DivineDiana Cathy had a good heart, and Nelly encouraged her to be kind to Hareton. She sensed that he would be an ally. (edited) 4mo
ElizaMarie @MicrobeMom That's what I was thinking. 4mo
EclecticBookLover The cynical part of me says it was she realized she could have power. But, as others have pointed out I think it could be due to loneliness. Overall, I did like Cathy despite her spoiled nature. 4mo
nanuska_153 I agree with @BarkingMadRun I think she realised that she couldn't live that way forever, also probably Nelly's presence in the house helped her feeling that she didn't need to be all the time ready to attack everybody because she was no longer surrounded solely by enemies; once she started being nice to Hareton she realised she liked him. Also maybe she couldn't accept that he didn't like her anymore and felt compelled to make herself likeable 4mo
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"He [Joseph] must have
seen Cathy and her cousin about the spot before he examined it, for while his jaws worked like those of a cow chewing its cud, and rendered his speech difficult to understand".

Not that it makes any difference for me, but it must have been really bad if even Nelly couldn't understand him ??

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #Pemberlittens @Crinoline_Laphroaig

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4mo
jenniferw88 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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i.besteph
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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For all its acclaim, this story is okay. It‘s dark and has many loose ends: Another possible drawback (probably not for many) is Joseph…..I mean really? Does anyone understand what he‘s saying?
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TLDR; This is a classic that I‘d prefer remaining in the shelf. 😓

Thanks for hosting the buddy read @Crinoline_Laphroaig ! I love reading your chapter reviews ☺️

Rating: 2/5

i.besteph Contd…Also having the characters indulging in incest doesn‘t make it any better. (There‘s more to the world than the Grange and Wuthering Heights Cathy!)
Oh and who can forget the characters with the same names! I was so confused that it took me quite a while to understand who‘s who.
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batsy My edition has footnotes for most of Joseph's speech so that helped though it broke up the flow a bit. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I am actually usually pretty good at interpreting “dialect“ on the page but... no, his made literally NO sense to me. 4mo
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i.besteph @batsy footnotes! That must‘ve been super helpful. I need to remember to get an edition like that the next time 🙌🏽🙌🏽 4mo
i.besteph @TheAromaofBooks Yep most of it was gibberish 😂😂 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @I.be.Stef I'm glad you enjoyed my hosting. Honestly if I hadn't I'd a skimmed to the end. 4mo
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MicrobeMom
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderingthroughwutheringheights #chapter32 #pemberlittens. Lockwood returns to find Cathy and Hareton very cozy as she teaches him to read. Nelly tells him that H is dead and Cathy is in charge. Overtime Cathy came out of her funk and felt bad about her treatment of Hareton. She flirts with him and teaches him to read. They are falling in love.

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Andrea313
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Mehso-so

I've loved this absolutely bananas ride with the #PemberLittens! While the dark melodrama isn't really my thing, I do love the way the twice-removed framing device kept me questioning, and when I got to the end I'll admit I got shivers and felt a deep sense of regret and sadness thinking back on all the tragedy. I wish we had at least one more novel from Emily to compare this to; but maybe it was always meant to live on its own and make us wonder.

eeclayton I didn't do this buddy read, but I enjoyed your daily posts all the same 😁 4mo
Andrea313 @eeclayton Thank you! I had a lot of fun with this one. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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"In winter nothing more dreary, in summer nothing more divine, than those glens shut in by hills, and those bluff, bold swells of heath."

Myself I think winter has it's own beauty. Morning View. Just after 7am. Bitterly cold 15F/-9C with strong North winds making it feel like 3F/-16. Good day to read by the fire.

2 more Chapters to go! Yesterday's ❓ response was a resounding yes.
#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
#Chapter32 #PemberLittens

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Andrea313
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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As we wind down, Lockwood is about to be out of there for good, and ruminates on how much better it would have been had Cathy II fallen in love with him. 🙄 Meanwhile, Heathcliff is softening a bit due to Hareton's resemblance to Original Catherine, and I have never hated Cathy II more than when she mocks Hareton as he learns to read. To answer Veronica Vaughn's question above, NO! These people do NOT have souls! #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

staci.reads Great graphic 😂 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig The mocking. 🤬 4mo
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Daisey
Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Mehso-so

I finished listening to this today because I just wanted it to be done. I appreciated it for the writing and atmosphere more this time and thoroughly enjoyed reading along with all the #PemberLittens posts, but I still don‘t like it. I want to read stories where there is someone to like or something to invest in, but in this story not a single character earns that.

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #audiobook #reread

jewright You are a tough critic on the classics. 4mo
Daisey @jewright My review this time improved from my previous read. It‘s just that to give a high rating, I want to actually enjoy a book as well as appreciate it. 😊 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Totally get wanting to just be done. Also I like having someone to root for as well. 4mo
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MicrobeMom
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#wanderingthroughwurtheringheights #chapter31 #pemberlittens Lockwood returns to WH only to find H gone. What he finds is Cathy miserable. She continues to make fun of Hareton for being illiterate. She says he stole her books. He gets angry returns the books and now she doesn‘t want them (petulant child). Hareton slaps her and throws them in the fire. H returns. Lockwood says he js leaving TG. H is fine because he will pay his full rent.

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Nelly Dean - Unreliable Narrator - Yes or No?
#Pemberlittens #Chapter31
#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

BarkingMadRun Hmmmm I think she is unreliable, she definitely sees things through rose colored glasses. Although, one could argue that Cathy is the way she is now, because of how she was treated once she left Nelly‘s care…. 4mo
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ravenlee I feel like a lot of Nelly‘s tale involves disclaimers like, “through no real fault of my own,” despite the fact that she frequently leaves Cathy free to run around wherever she likes which lets her get into trouble at the Heights. 4mo
Bookwormjillk I agree with @ravenlee that she tells the story with an eye toward holding herself blameless. Although if I were her I would have been out of there years ago so can‘t say I really blame her for doing what she has to do. 4mo
batsy I think definitely unreliable, because it's wholly her perspective and we know that's subjective. It's impossible for any person to be objective. And it's clear she had certain beliefs and views that coloured her impression. Also a disturbing tendency to think that Cathy was better off dead, Linton better off dead 😳 4mo
DivineDiana I had a very difficult time understanding how she continued to show fondness and sympathy for Heathcliff. Was she just trying to present a Saintly image of herself? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Librarybelle She‘s definitely unreliable. They‘re all unreliable!! 😂 4mo
nanuska_153 I definitely don't fully trust her version of the story. I'm with @ravenlee too many disclaimers, and I find it very difficult to believe how sometimes she could have been acting in good faith... I think she probably helped Heathcliff on purpose, specially when Catherine (mother) was alive, and now she regrets it and pretends it was all a chain of accidents or that she was forced to act that way. 4mo
Ruthiella Totally unreliable! 4mo
suvata Can‘t believe a word she says 4mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve just started this book, and it seems the author has the same impression about 4mo
ElizaMarie @rubyslippersreads ooo that book sounds interesting! I think ... Nelly is unreliable but I don't feel like this is a malicious thing. More like... people who want to tell a “good“ story and have an audience. 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Caught up with Chapter a day, just to finish the book together 🙌🏼

Mrs Dean finally finished her story, we have to assume that being the narrator she sugar-coated her parts, which makes me wonder how much worse she must have been cause her story doesn't show her in a very good light.

Also, absolutely hate Catherine mocking Harenton's attepts to learn how to read

#WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #Pemberlittens @Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig Mocking someone for trying to learn to read is so horrible 4mo
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