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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Wuthering Heights includes a Biographical Note and Foreward by Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

The dark, wild gypsy orphan Heathcliff loved only one person on earth, beautiful, willful Cathy Earnshaw. But Cathy's brother Hindley--the cruel, drunken master of Wuthering Heights--hated and abused the orphan; their rich neighbors at Thrushcross Grange, Edgar Linton and Isabella Linton, reviled the boy. They all conspired to force Heathcliff and Cathy apart, first as playmates, then as lovers, and at last to drive Heathcliff away.

Years passed. Heathcliff returned a rich man--and found Cathy had married Edgar. Like a sullen demon, the gypsy vowed to ruin Wuthering Heights and the Grange, to plague his tormentors, to relentlessly hound and ruin the Earnshaws, the Lintons, even their children--until he won back the woman he loved.

Which would never be.

For Cathy was dead.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Wuthering Heights includes a Biographical Note and Foreward by Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

The dark, wild gypsy orphan Heathcliff loved only one person on earth, beautiful, willful Cathy Earnshaw. But Cathy's brother Hindley--the cruel, drunken master of Wuthering Heights--hated and abused the orphan; their rich neighbors at Thrushcross Grange, Edgar Linton and Isabella Linton, reviled the boy. They all conspired to force Heathcliff and Cathy apart, first as playmates, then as lovers, and at last to drive Heathcliff away.

Years passed. Heathcliff returned a rich man--and found Cathy had married Edgar. Like a sullen demon, the gypsy vowed to ruin Wuthering Heights and the Grange, to plague his tormentors, to relentlessly hound and ruin the Earnshaws, the Lintons, even their children--until he won back the woman he loved.

Which would never be.

For Cathy was dead.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Publish date: Oct 15, 1993
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__lindsey__ reviewed this
Rated 2/5
I thought this book would be way better because of all the hype surrounding it. I thought it was rather impersonal, and the characters were never really explained. The story seemed to have no point. I did read this 5 years ago, so maybe I'd understand it better if I read it again.
candacevan_1 reviewed this
Rated 3/5
This year I re-read "Jane Eyre," and endeavored to read the books her sisters wrote. Recently, planning to read the first novel by Daphne Du Maurier, I read that it was a kind of homage to "Wuthering Heights," and so I set out to read it before the Du Maurier novel.

What an intensely gloomy and miserable book! I don't think that the malformation of Heathcliff's character is ever really explained, nor is his love/hate relationship with Catherine after her marriage. How can he think that torturing the offspring of his enemies is anything other than sadism? How come I've heard him referred to as a romantic character?

This book probably paints a truer picture of the period than do others, but it's hard for me to understand how it's come to be regarded as Great Literature.
fkarr_2 reviewed this
teenagers again (cf. Mill on the Floss & Dickens); amazingly closed world; meddling servants
tanya8dogearedcopy reviewed this
Rated 4/5
> In Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John opines that honour sacrificed on the altar of love renders the love dishonourable and the lesser of pure lust. Heathcliff’s love for Catherine is an example of just such dishonourable love and is hardly the stuff of any romantic sensibility nor of the philosophical bent of Nietschze (“Beyond good and evil there is love.”) Heathcliff’s feeling for Catherine is egocentric, destructive and, a fearful thing not unlike the wuthering moors. Like the twisted tangles of brush that somehow manage to survive on the moors, the people that come into contact with Heathcliff are bowed and bent under the sheer force of his will, passion and temper. The idea of such an unrelenting, aggressive and unsparing devotion is both shocking and frightening. Beyond the linear narrative, this novel merits re-examination (re-reading) for its dense language, its allegorical associations and, the ideas about human nature itself.
qquiet_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
Yes, it's melodramatic. Yes, the narration can be confusing if you don't pay much attention (which is why I couldn't understand it the first time I read it). And yes, Catherine and Heathcliff are two quite unlikable characters, it astonishes me that two selfish people can find "true love", and what's more, they get a twisted but happy ending.

But, man, I can proudly say that Wuthering Heights is a great novel. The greatest? No. But definitely high up there. Maybe along with Romeo and Juliet, because it reminded me of my reading experience with this book. Both books are misunderstood/have plenty of misconceptions, and even I was victim to their misconceptions. Both have unlikable characters who get their "happy ending" in the afterlife, and people either hate em or love em. Both I really liked despite my previous prejudice towards these books. And both I really respect for the way they were written. I just frickin love books with a way with words. (see added quotes). I may be a weirdo who likes reading the classics, but for sure, I do not praise all of them. Or maybe it's because I'm so weird that I like this book. It does have some weird development between the cousins Hareton and Catherine Jr. And it's different because the characters are anti-heroes.

Weirdness Well-written = Must be my cup of tea. lol


What I really loved most was these characters' passion. Being a phlegmatic person, I was very much entertained by these people whose natures are nothing like mine. They love and hate violently. They can like a person instantly, and in just a few hours, after a slight insult, hate them (in Catherine Jr's instance). And all this passion, from a practically sheltered Emily Bronte. Charlotte Bronte said something about her sister's writing: that it was raw, with a child's innocence (not her exact words). Truly, Wuthering Heights is an unforgettable novel. I'm glad I read it again as an adult, when I can appreciate it.

*4.5 stars
aelizabethj reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I still consider this one of my favorite books, possibly of all time, and that just further solidifies with each reread. One of the easier 'classic' novels to read, at least in my opinion. Cathy Heathcliff are my model couple for crazy love, and then Cathy 2.0 Hareton are a prime example of opposites attracting. Ahhhh I seriously just love this dark, twisted little book, plain and simple.
tonile4helena reviewed this
Rated 4/5
I loved and hated this book. Catherine almost drove me insane, but I loved the concept of the love she and Heathcliffe shared. I would have enjoyed it more if I'd not been reading it for school.
raschneid_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
This is my second time reading Wuthering Heights, and it is undeniably a Great Literary Work (i.e., fun to analyze.) I gave it four stars because it was an interesting read and because I would feel guilty otherwise.

Nevertheless, something still doesn't click with me and Wuthering Heights. It's a novel that is supremely disinterested in my approval, which is cool, but not very satisfying from a readerly point-of-view. I am puzzled by its characters, and intrigued by them, but at the end of the day I cannot persuade myself to care about them very much.

It's still a neat novel - just not one that rests in the deepest cockles of my heart. Oh well.

(Also, the Broadview Edition is *terrible* - all of the footnotes assume this really ridiculous narrow historical reading of the novel, and let you know every time Emily Bronte uses a word that Shakespeare used in Othello in a completely different context. Because OBVIOUSLY she did that on purpose.)
lizaha_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
One time I almost physically fought someone over whether the love in this book is something to emulate. (It's not!) Probably one of the best learning moments for me was when I tried to write a paper in college saying this book had a happy resolution, and my teacher took me aside and told me you don't have to write things that you don't believe in papers. Thank you, DK!
suzanne81 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Wuthering Heights is known as a gothic romance. I do not consider it a romantic story. It is dark, and "disagreeable", and utterly fascinating. It is difficult to feel sympathy for any of the characters, yet the story stays in your mind long after you finish it. What was this character's motivation? Why did that happen? What if.... Could it be.... One is compelled to reflect on human nature and the author's goals in telling the story.

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