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.
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. āļøāļøāļøāļøāļø/5
#Pemberlittens this showed up in my Google News: Crisis Magazine: Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell.
Some twaddle about how "This happy ending serves as the final judgment on the novel itself, confirming that Emily BrontĆ«, 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.
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.
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! ššā¤
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 ā 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.
"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.?
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! šŗ
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.
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.
Interesting conversation I had when I posted my Review on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CZmdshmLtg6/?utm_medium=copy_link
My Review ā¬ļø
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%
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 BrontĆ« 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.
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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
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.
#Pemberlittens End of Book #Poll
1. Reread or 1st Read?
2. Print š Audio š§ Kindleš± or Mix
3.. Yes I would read again! No. Read it, so I never have to read again. Maybe?
4. Loved š - Hated š¤¢ - Meh š¶
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.
#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!
3āļø 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
#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.
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 BrontĆ« for going all in. She didn't have to go that hard, but she did it for us. #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights
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 š¤·āāļø 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
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?
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 ā¬ļøā¬ļøā¬ļø
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 #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 āchangeā. I think this change is guilt, sadness, and depression as his life‘s goal is complete and it was so pointless.
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!
"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
For all its acclaim, this story is okay. It‘s dark and has many loose ends: Another possible drawback (probably not for many) is Josephā¦..I mean really? Does anyone understand what he‘s saying?
(Contd in comments ā¬ļø)
TLDR; This is a classic that I‘d prefer remaining in the shelf. š
Thanks for hosting the buddy read @Crinoline_Laphroaig ! I love reading your chapter reviews āŗļø
#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.
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.
"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 ā response was a resounding yes.
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. š 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
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
#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.
Caught up with Chapter a day, just to finish the book together šš¼
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